Mentor Teacher Distinction

Mentor Teacher Training 

Training Description: This training prepares local educators to become certified Mentor Teachers who will support undergraduate residents, post-baccalaureate candidates, and developing teachers in their district. Beginning September 1, 2020, Mentor Teacher certification will be required to host a resident teacher.

Mentor Teacher training focuses on improving participants’ knowledge of essential content, content pedagogy, and methods to support others in their development of these concepts and skills. These following skills and knowledge are at the core of Mentor Teacher training:

  • Building strong relationships with their resident/teachers

  • Identifying and addressing the needs of residents/teachers based on teacher preparation competencies

  • Implementing regular observation and feedback cycles to deliver resources and coaching for residents/teachers

  • Tracking resident/teacher progress and facilitating self-reflection and improvement.

To be eligible for certification, Mentor Teachers must also pass the training-aligned Louisiana Mentor Teacher Assessment Series.

Mentor Teacher Training Providers

Strong Start Approved Mentor Teacher Vendors

How to add Mentor certification to your Louisiana Teaching License

Do you meet any of the following?

  • Mentor Teacher Training

    • Successful completion of a BESE-approved mentor teacher training program

    • Passing score on the Louisiana mentor teacher assessment series

  • Educational Leadership Certification / or Other Leadership Certifications

  • NIET Evaluator

  • CLASS Evaluator

  • Supervision of Student Teaching

If so… Complete BOTH forms and submit the following documents:

Mentor Teacher Application MTCL & Mentor Teacher Add-on for Certified Teachers (PDF)

  • Complete both forms digitally. Handwritten forms will no longer be accepted.

  • Scanned copies of your Drivers License and Social Security Card

  • Use LDOE Portal to pay application fee

  • Return BOTH forms and payment confirmation to Emily Stanford (estanford@caddoschools.org

 *** $25 fee required as of August 1, 2021

How to be a Mentor while working on certification to add to your Louisiana Teaching License

Ancillary Provisional Mentor Teacher Certification (Valid 1 year, nonrenewable)
Complete BOTH Forms: Application & Provisional Form

  • Hold a valid type C, level 1 or higher Louisiana teaching certificate –or- have at least two years of successful teaching if serving in a charter school (verified in the certification database at LDOE)

  • Verification letter/document indicating enrollment in a BESE-approved mentor training program

  • Complete both forms digitally. Handwritten forms will no longer be accepted.

  • Scanned copies of your Drivers License and Social Security Card

  • Use LDOE Portal to pay application fee

  • Return BOTH forms and payment confirmation to Emily Stanford (estanford@caddoschools.org

 *** $25 fee required as of August 1, 2021

Department of Education

Steps to Apply for Mentor

After successfully completing training and assessment requirements, participants should use the steps below
to apply for their Mentor Certification.

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