Louisiana – State Information

MEA President: Scotty Walker
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Ginny Medina-Hamilton
ALF Member Email: gmedinahamilton@stcharles.k12.la.us

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 4/12/2021
Adjourns: 6/10/2021

Meeting in person in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines 3/31/2020
Governor John Bel Edwards (D)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Raymond Garofalo R)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Mark Wright (D)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Cleo Fields (R)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Katrina Jackson (D)

Partisan Split House: R      Senate: R
House Clerk Contact 225-342-7259
Senate Secretary Contact 225-342-5997
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
State Superintendent  Cade Brumley

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Bernell Cook, Director of Federal Programs 225-342-4166
Title IV Director Not Found
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Not found


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

LA Instrumental K-12
Vocal K-12
Level 1 (3-year)
Level 2 (5-year)
Level 3 (5-year)
Out-of-State (3-year, non-renewable)
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content Knowledge (5113) Praxis II: Principles of Teaching & Learning – K-6,
5-9, or 7-12
No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $50 application Yes https://louisianabelieves.com/teaching/pathways-to-teaching https://louisianabelieves.com/ June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Strong Start 2020

While school districts can choose when to reopen, the state’s board of education has dictated a series of standards districts must meet before they reopen.

Title IV Success Stories