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Program Costs

TUITION AND FEES

There is no cost to participate in the teachNOLA Certified Teachers program.

CERTIFICATION AND DISTRICT HIRING COSTS

You are responsible for the cost associated with certification through the Louisiana Department of Education, including certification transfer fees ($50) and any additional Praxis exams (cost varies) that are needed to meet Louisiana’s certification requirements. In addition, Louisiana requires all teachers to take a drug test and have their fingerprints processed for a background check. Your hiring school may cover costs associated with a background check, but you are responsible for any costs associated with state or school hiring requirements not covered by your school placement.

RELOCATION AND HOUSING

You will be responsible for any costs associated with relocating to New Orleans and securing your own housing. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in New Orleans is $1,100.

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