Welcome to the Department of Teacher Education at Nicholls State University. Making the decision to become a teacher means that you are making the decision to become the professional that leads to all other professions! In our department, we pride ourselves on preparing teachers who will positively shape the lives of our children. To best prepare our candidates to become effective teachers, we are transitioning from a one-semester student teaching to a year-long residency. This will afford candidates the opportunity to enroll in coursework while learning alongside a highly qualified and certified teacher in a public school setting. It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This residency will do just that!

Whether you are interested in becoming a teacher or if you are already in the school system and are interested in continuing your education, Nicholls State University has a program for you. If you are interested in becoming part of the College of Education family at Nicholls, feel free to contact me.






Dr. Alyson Theriot
Department Head of Teacher Education, Assistant Professor of Education


Praxis I should be taken during your freshman year and is a prerequisite to EDUC 250 Introduction to Education.

Praxis II must be completed before you can begin student teaching.

Visit the Praxis Web site to register online, get study tips and order score reports. For more information on Praxis, visit our department’s Praxis Information Web page.


All education candidates must use LiveText to submit assignments and log field experience hours. Visit the LiveText page to learn more or log in here.