Teacher Certification-Only Program

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“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”

~ Ben Sweetland


The Teacher Certification-Only Program is an innovative recruitment initiative at Nicholls State University to attract outstanding community members to become teachers in schools that need them the most. A background in education is not needed, only a strong commitment to children.

Make a difference, change a life, affect the future

Nicholls is looking for degreed professionals from a variety of careers and recent college graduates to bring their experiences, knowledge and records of achievement to public schools in the Bayou Region. We want people who have a desire to work with children and young adults, the ability to overcome challenges and the drive and motivation to achieve. The program is offered for individuals interested in teaching elementary, middle school and secondary age children.

Share your talents and expertise

In the Bayou Region, people qualified to teach in the areas of mathematics, science and special education are in great demand. Our goal is to bring nurses, doctors, engineers, geologists, chemists, social services personnel and other professionals into the field of education because that is truly where you are needed the most.

Become part of an inspiring team of educators

As a teacher in the Bayou Region, you can be the single most important factor for raising student achievement and closing the achievement gap. Research has shown that the single greatest factor in student achievement is a dedicated and highly qualified teacher. The Teacher Certification-Only Program is your opportunity to take action. Through the Louisiana Transition to Teaching initiative, financial assistance is available for those seeking certification in science, math or special education. Please inquire by calling 985.448.4331.