Where do I register for the tests required for MAT admission?
You may register for Praxis I and II, and the GRE at www.ets.org. For Praxis II, it is recommended that you verify the test code of your specific certification area with a member of the TEACH Project staff.
What is the university school code for the Praxis test? Is there a timeframe set for the validity of my Praxis I score?
The University school code is 6482. The score requirements for Praxis I are: Reading 176, Writing 175, and Math 175 or better. Once students take the Praxis I, their scores are considered as valid. However, different versions of the Praxis I have different score requirements based on different conversions.
What are the GRE requirements for the program admission?
A GRE-combined verbal plus quantitative score of 750 is required. For applicants who did not meet the GPA and/or GRE requirements for regular admission, they can still be admitted into the program on a conditional status through the alternative formula. For more information, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the requirements for the revised GRE test? Do I need to take the revised GRE test if my previous GRE score reach the requirement?
Once students take the GRE test, their scores are considered as valid. The minimum requirement for the revised GRE test is the same verbal plus quantitative combined score of 750 after conversing the new scores into the previous test scales. Students who hold the previous GRE report can refer to the ETS score conversion tables.
How can I study for the Praxis test?
There are many online resources for students to study for the Praxis test. The Ouachita Parish Public Library also has some practice tests available for students to study.
- Go to http://www.ouachita.lib.la.us/.
- Scroll down. On the far left... find and click Database Links.
- When new page comes up, scroll all the way down to Testing.
- Under Testing, The Learning Express Library should be listed. Its website is: http://www.learnatest.com/LEL/index.cfm/?HR=http://lalibcon.state.lib.la.us&inst=t1ou
- Create a free account.
- Search for the test you would like in the search bar on the left. Do not search in the browser's search bar.
Practice Tests Available
|English||2 different practice tests|
|Math||2 different practice tests|
|Reading||2 different practice tests|
|Science||2 different practice tests|
|Writing||2 different practice tests|
|Writing Essays||4 different practice tests|
|Pre-Professional Skills||(2 different practice tests)|
|Early Childhood Content||(2 different practice tests)|
|Elementary Education Content||(2 different practice tests)|
|Middle School Content||(2 different practice tests)|
Do I need to complete all the requirements before being accepted? Could I complete the required credits for program admission while I am in the program?
Students need to complete all admission requirements before entering the program. This includes passing scores on all required tests, and your 20 hours of observations.
Where can I download the observation forms?
The observation forms can be downloaded here.
Is the TEACH program competitive?
The TEACH program is the largest teaching program in Louisiana. Over 100 applicants apply for our program every year. Most of our applicants overachieve the minimum requirements. In addition, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, National Public Radio, and the New York Times are broadcasting our program. For more information, please visit our "Success Story".
What are the program requirements?
The program has different requirements according to the certificate's concentration. Please refer to the College of Education and Human Development section (p. 84-96) from the ULM Graduate Catalog.
How many hours does it take to complete the program?
The Certifications in both Elementary and Secondary Education requires 36 hours of study. The certification in Elementary Inclusive Education requires 45 hours of study, while the Secondary Inclusive Education requires 42 hours of study. For further information, please refer to the "How It Works" section.
What school districts can I work in for my internship?
Interns can work in any school district in Louisiana, including Private Schools and Charter Schools. We have interns working in parishes all over the state.
Would I only be certified to teach in Louisiana after completing the program? Is my certification valid in other states?
After completing the program, students are only certified to teach in Louisiana. However, many states recognize Louisiana Teacher Certificates through reciprocity, meaning that certification in another state, might only require another test, and/or additional paperwork. You would need to contact the certification authority of the state you are interested in getting certified in, to see what their requirements are.
What are the online and on-campus classes that are available in the program?
All classes are available online. However, it is part of the requirements for students to attend a monthly seminar for the Internship course.
How long is the program?
The program offers both a traditional and accelerated track for completing program plans.
For the traditional track, students have a maximum of 3 years to complete coursework outlined in their program plan once application has been made for a PL3 teaching certificate. During that time, participants must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain in the program.
For the accelerated track, students must begin the program in June. Thirty-six credit hour programs can be completed in 14 months. All other programs can be completed in 19 months.
For more information, please refer to "How It Works"
How much is the tuition?
The program tuition is charged according to the university policy. Please refer the Tuition, Required Fees, and Other Costs & Expenses section (p. 16-18) from the ULM Graduate Catalog.
Is financial aid available for students participating in the program?
Yes. Students can apply for financial aid by contacting the ULM Financial Aid Office.
Teach Delta Region stipend awards are also available for qualified participants. Stipends are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must meet the following requirements before being considered:
- Be accepted to the M.A.T Program
- Satisfactorily complete the Online Professional Development Institute.
- Complete the 9-hour block in the summer with no less than a C.
- Secure employment in one of our high-need partner districts pp.7 and 8.
When does the semester start?
- The First Summer Session starts on June 4th, 2012.
- The Second Summer Session starts on July 9th, 2012.
- The Fall Semester starts on August 22nd, 2012.
- The Winter Session starts on December 12th, 2012.
Are there any differences if I enter the program in the Summer or Fall semester? Are the Summer sessions a prerequisite?
Students can enter the program in both the Summer and Fall semester. The Summer sessions are not a prerequisite for the program. However, students who enter the program in June and attend the Summer sessions are eligible to complete the program on an accelerated track. They are able to start teaching in the Fall semester. On the other hand, students who enter the program in the Fall semester need to follow the traditional track of the program. They cannot start teaching until they meet the requirements for their areas of teaching.
When should I start applying for the program?
Students should start applying before the application deadlines:
- Spring Admission - October 30
- Summer Admission - April 30
- Fall Admission - June 30
Are there any information meetings or orientations concerning the program?
Students can inquire about interest meeting or schedule a meeting by contacting our program recruiter, Sara Sullivan, via email@example.com. Students can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program.
When do accepted students receive a program plan?
Students who have completed the admission requirements will be contacted to set up an interview. They will sign and receive their program plan, and be set up for advising, after they complete the interview process.
If they already have a teaching position, their school may send a letter on their behalf (a letter of intent to hire), affirming their job. In that case, the student would be exempt from the interview, and can set up a time with Ms. Sullivan to sign and receive their program plan.