Teaching is a fantastic way to leave your mark on the world if you’re looking for a way to inspire future generations, share your knowledge, and serve your community.
LSU offers eligible students a range of opportunities for pursuing a career in teaching. Learn more about opportunities available through each associated senior college.
LSU is committed to leading the positive transformation of education from cradle to career and beyond.
These programs focus on proactively impacting the educational journey of Louisiana's Pre-K - Grade 12 student population and promoting a culture of lifelong learning.
We are eager to participate in your personal learning and teaching journey.
College of Agriculture
This broad-based curriculum encompasses all areas of agriculture and offers you unique opportunities for professional and leadership development, hands-on learning across the state, and participation in faculty-led research.
Available concentrations will prepare you for teaching in secondary schools or for careers in extension, business, government, or industry.
- Agriculture (Grades 6-12); also available Post Baccalaureate
College of Human Sciences & Education
This program offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling.
- Early Childhood (PK-3)
- Elementary (Grades 1-5)
- Special Education/General (Grades 1-5)
- Physical Education (K-12)
Our Holmes Programs can help you earn a master’s degree and teaching certification in one year.
- Elementary (K-5)
- Secondary (Grades 6-12)
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
This GeauxTeach program offers you the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in English, French, history, or Spanish AND earn a secondary teaching certificate at the same time. No additional hours are required, since elective hours are used for education courses. Upon completing the program, you will have a BA AND be both certified and highly qualified to teach in that subject area.
- English (Grades 6-12)
- French (Grades 6-12)
- Social Studies (Grades 6-12)
- Spanish (Grades 6-12)
College of Music & Dramatic Arts
The music education major prepares you to teach music in elementary, middle, and high schools through a comprehensive curriculum that fulfills requirements for earning a K-12 Louisiana teaching license upon graduation. Our collaborations with schools in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area offer students varied experiences to provide perspective and a basis for making career choices.
- Music Education (K-12)
College of Science
This GeauxTeach (STEM) program offers you the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, or physics AND earn a secondary teaching certificate at the same time. No additional hours are required, since elective hours are used for education courses. Upon completing the GeauxTeach program, you will have a BS in science or math AND be both certified and highly qualified to teach in that subject area.
- Biology (Grades 6-12)
- Chemistry (Grades 6-12)
- Mathematics (Grades 6-12)
- Physics (Grades 6-12)