The College of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette provides the largest number of certified teachers in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, the College of Education offers a variety of career paths through the School of Kinesiology for those working in an allied health profession or a certification profession, such as an occupational therapist, physical therapist, athletic trainer, sport management, exercise and fitness director, cardiac rehab, or physician’s assistant. Our programs are designed to provide our candidates with an up-to-date knowledge base.
Undergraduates in the teacher preparation program are called candidates. The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare candidates to have a positive impact on student learning in the classroom. Our belief is that education should be a seamless transition from preschool to 16+. To support this belief, we use a variety of highly effective teaching methods, engage in hands-on experiences, participate in performance-based learning, and design multiple methods of assessment.