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  • A teacher alternative certification program offered through the St. Bernard Parish Public School System.

    Ready to Apply? Our Program Application is now available. Click  here to apply TODAY!

    Please contact ksartalamacchia@sbpsb.org for more information. 

    What is Teach St. Bernard?

    • Teach St. Bernard prepares college graduates and career changers to teach high-need subjects in St. Bernard Parish.
    • Unlike traditional teacher licensure programs, Teach St. Bernard provides a path to becoming a teacher in our school district through our high quality, no out-of-pocket cost program.
    • Candidates can make an impact while making an income by completing the necessary coursework during the summer and over weekends.

    Who We Want?

    • Passionate, driven individuals who are looking to make a difference in the lives of the children we teach
    • College graduates who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher as evidenced by an official transcript
    • Candidates who have passing scores on PRAXIS I (or equivalent ACT/SAT score) and PRAXIS II (content knowledge) for the designated area in which the teacher will be teaching
    • Candidates who are interested in teaching in one of our high-need subjects: MS/HS Math, MS/HS Science, MS/HS English, Special Education

    How Do I Apply?

    1. Complete the Program Application
    2. Take Teacher Insight, a web-based assessment designed by Gallup
    3. Based on your application and the results from Teacher Insight, you may be invited to participate in a phone interview
    4. Applicants who make it to the final round will be invited to attend an in-person interview with district and school leaders

    Still Have Questions?

    • After reviewing the website, if you have any further questions, please email Kristi Sartalamacchia at ksartalamacchia@sbpsb.org with your contact information, including your phone number.