BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's education board has approved a set of courses for high school students who want to be teachers.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education says the program is called the "Pre-Educator Pathway."
Spokeswoman Sydni Dunn says the West Baton Rouge Parish school system is the first to commit to offering the program.
A news release says students may also get 30 to 40 hours observing and helping teachers in grades K-12.
The program also includes courses for students who want to be school system cyber security analysts, substitute teachers, professional tutors or childcare workers rather than fully credentialed teachers.