McNeese State University and the Calcasieu Parish School Board are joining forces to offer a new program called "Teach for Calcasieu Program" who want to be teachers but don't have the necessary certifications.

The program is designed to bolster the number of teachers across SWLA in school subjects, like math and science, in area middle and high schools that are lacking enough educators.

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Teach For Calcasieu Parish Program Details and Requirements:

  • McNeese will provide 24 tuition-free credit hours to participates that accept a position in the new R3 Zone in Lake Charles.
  • You must maintain a 2.5 GPA while earning a 4 year degree from an accredited facility.
  • You need to have passed the Praxis I Exam or have a score of 22 on the ACT, along with passing the Praxis Content Exam in an area of critical need.
  • Candidates must commit to a teaching position in one of the 13 schools in the R3 Zone for 3 years.

If you're interested in this new program, the deadline to apply is June 1st.

For more information, click here for the official website.