Fiscal Year: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019
*Please be advised that Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement and Praxis Reimbursement funding are exhausted for the 2018-2019 School Year.*
Support Programs processes the following for Teachers and Paraprofessionals to obtain certification status:
Praxis Reimbursement and Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement do not guarantee continued employment, new job assignments, pay increases or promotions.
**All funding is contingent upon the availability of funds.**
(All coursework/assessments for which participants are seeking assistance or reimbursement, must be undertaken and submitted Human Resources between July 1, 2018-May 31, 2019)
Support Programs also processes applications for the two programs that are available for teachers in Louisiana who are interested in taking free courses for college credit to continue their education.
To download the Praxis Reimbursement Application click here.
To download the Teacher Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement Application click here.
The BESE Tuition Program for Teachers is a competitive program that allows teachers to enroll in courses at Louisiana colleges and universities at the state’s expense. Teachers selected into the program will have their course tuition paid directly to the Louisiana Office of State Financial Assistance by the Louisiana Department of Education.
To view the past BESE Tuition Program For Teachers – Application for Fall 2018 Courses click here.
Participants must have completed the above application for Fall 2018 semester courses by July 23, 2018. Applicants also had to advise the employing authority of application completion.
Application decisions were communicated on July 27, 2018.
Funding was awarded as available. Applicants that met the following criteria are prioritized for the BESE program:
Awardees are guaranteed funding for a course, but not guaranteed enrollment in the course. Participating teachers must meet all course requirements and follow the enrollment process of the participating college or university.
Tuition shall not be paid on the following:
More information about the BESE Tuition Program for Teachers can be found at: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/teaching/continuing-education-opportunities-for-educators.
Applicants that do not receive a spot in the BESE Tuition Program for Teachers will be eligible to apply to take courses through the Board of Regents Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP).
Louisiana Revised Statute 17:7.3 requires the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to establish a continuing education program at Louisiana colleges and universities under which classroom teachers may take courses with tuition paid by the State.
This law creates the Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP), which, if several stipulations are met, allows classroom teachers to attend approved Louisiana colleges and universities tuition-free (all other fees must be paid by the teacher) on a space-available basis.
The ETS Paraprofessional Praxis Assessment was developed to ensure that paraprofessionals that are serving in an instructional capacity meet the definition of Highly Qualified.
To view exemption guidelines for the Praxis Paraprofessional Exam, please click here.