Teach Tangi

  • An alternate certification program for individuals with a college degree that have a desire to teach in the Tangipahoa Parish Public School System


    If you are interested in applying for our in-house certification program please complete the form and email it to sharon.spring@tangischools.org

     Please be sure to read the “Who is Eligible to Participate” section to determine if you meet the requirements.

     The application deadline is March 10, 2020.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

    • Individuals who possess a non-education bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 as verified by an official transcript
    • Passing scores on Praxis Academic Skills: Reading, Writing and Math or an ACT composite of at least a 22 or SAT combined verbal and math score of at least 1030
    • Passing score(s) on Praxis content knowledge test(s) that align with your area of certification

Program Costs

    • Tuition for this program is $4,500.  However, there is no out of pocket expense as long as the teacher candidate teaches in Tangipahoa Parish for three years
    • Teacher candidates who only complete one year will be charged $3,000 for the program
    • Teacher candidates who only complete two years will be charge $2,000 for the program
    • Praxis exam fees vary and are the responsibility of the teacher candidate
    • $50 application fee for a Practitioner License due at the end of the summer courses

Offered Certifications

  • Elementary Grades 1-5

    • Elementary 1-5
    • Mild/Moderate & Elementary 1-5


    Middle School Grades 4-8

    • Middle School English
    • Middle School Mathematics
    • Middle School Science
    • Middle School Social Studies
    • Mild/Moderate & Mathematics 4-8
    • Mild/Moderate & English 4-8
    • Mild/Moderate & Science 4-8


    High School Grades 6-12

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Mild/Moderate & Biology 6-12
    • Mild/Moderate & English 6-12
    • Mild/Moderate & Mathematics 6-12

Program Phases

  • Phase 1 – Application

    • The application period will be in February of each school year


    Phase 2 – Direct Contact Hours

    • The summer training sessions cover a variety of topics including but not limited to the following:
            • Classroom Management
            • Child and Adolescent Psychology
            • Standards-Based Lesson Planning
            • Diverse Learners
            • Foundational Reading and Literacy
            • Teaching and Learning Methods
            • IEP Mandates
            • Foundations of Special Education
    • 135 – 180 training hours
    • 17(regular education) or 23(special education) 8 hour days from June 3 - July 14, 2020
    • A calendar of trainings will be provided upon acceptance to the program
    • Teacher candidates must attend EVERY day of training


    Phase 3 – Internship

    • The teacher candidate will teach the school year immediately following the successful completion of all summer training sessions.  It is the teacher candidate’s responsibility to secure a teaching position in a Tangipahoa Parish school
    • The internship must be completed in the certification area for which the candidate has passed the Praxis content knowledge exam
    • The teacher candidate will be assigned a mentor who will mentor the candidate 5 hours per week
    • Formal evaluations will be completed by the school based administration and the district based coordinator
    • Four Saturday seminars will take place during the internship year
    • The teacher candidate must pass the Praxis PLT and Praxis Teaching Reading (elementary teachers) during the internship year


  • Sharon Spring
    Coordinator of Non-Certified


    Teach Tangi Contact Info