Why choose Louisiana
for Higher Education?

The benefits of a Louisiana higher education degree are endless! Whether choosing an Associate’s degree at one of our Community and Technical Colleges, a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. at one of our four-year institutions, or even a professional degree at one of our medical or law schools your educational experience at any Louisiana public institution is guaranteed to positively impact your future. Read More >>

Welcome

In 1997, the Louisiana Legislature designated $1,000,000 of the Higher Education Initiatives Fund to establish the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITAL) "for the purpose of improving university-based teacher training programs in Louisiana." CITAL's mission is to improve K-12 teacher preparation programs in all disciplines, consistent with national standards, statewide education reform initiatives, and policies of the Board of Regents and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

To carry out CITAL's mission, the Board of Regents has entered into an authentic partnership with the Governor and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to create the Blue Ribbon Commission and to successfully secure a $3.4 million Title II Teacher Quality Enhancement State Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to more successfully recruit, prepare, and retain new teachers. As a result of these efforts, a totally new certification structure now exists in Louisiana, and all public and private universities are developing and implementing redesigned teacher preparation programs that address K-12 state and national content standards, state teacher standards, NCATE standards, PRAXIS expectations, and No Child Left Behind mandates.

Specific efforts supported by the Board of Regents to help improve the learning of PK-12 students by placing a caring and highly competent teacher in every classroom in Louisiana:

Associated Staff

Dr. Jeanne Burns

Associate Commissioner for Teacher and Leadership Initiatives
Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 North 3rd Street – Suite 6-200
P.O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225.219.7105 or 225.342.4253
Fax: 225.342.9318
Email: jeanne.burns@la.gov

Linda Marino

Program Specialist
Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 North 3rd Street – Suite 6-200
P. O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225.219.7143 or 225.342.4253
Fax: 225.342.9318
Email: Linda.marino@la.gov

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