The teacher certification program is a coordinate program and must be paired with a major program of study.
Tulane University’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Programs offer teacher education courses designed for students preparing to teach in Early Childhood PK-3, Secondary 6-12, and Dance K-12 through their Non-Masters/Alternate Certification programs. Tulane’s TPC programs require a content area major for secondary and dance candidates and a specialized psychology major for early childhood candidates.
The program was developed in accordance with the National Accreditation and Louisiana Unit standards, and the rationale for the unit’s structure can be explained best through them. The primary goal was to produce rigorous certification programs that balance the import of disciplinary content knowledge with the teaching skills and dispositions needed to apply that content knowledge in diverse settings. The program incorporates the rigor of a Bachelor’s degree from one of the participating departments with educational theory and methods coursework based on the best available research on teaching and learning.