All parts of the PRAXIS required for certification must be passed prior to clinical (student teaching residency).
Link to Praxis Requirements in the State of Louisianahttps://www.ets.org/praxis/la/requirements/
Tests Required for All Licensure AreasTeacher candidates in all content areas must pass all three Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests.
State Board Approved Options: An ACT® composite score of 22 or an SAT® combined verbal/critical reading and math score of 1100 or higher (New SAT) or 1030 or higher (pre-March 2016 SAT) may be used in lieu of Core exams by prospective teachers in Louisiana.
Alternate-route candidates admitted to a Louisiana alternative educator preparation program with an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution may be exempt from the Core admission requirement.
For information about Louisiana Praxis score requirements, please visit https://www.ets.org/praxis/la/requirements/.