School leadership is a critical determinant of student achievement and school improvement. SLC has been chosen by the Louisiana Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to prepare critically-needed leaders as Principals through its Alternative Certification Program. Our leadership preparation expands the knowledge and skills of participants through in-depth study while allowing them to reflect on their work and ability. Participants apply newly learned skills in real life settings students through a 125-day, in-school internship period while earning eighteen hours towards a Masters Degree in Education.

Alternative Certification Flyer

Application for SLC Alternative-Certification 2016

Alternative Certification Requirements

Interested in learning more about the Alternative Certification Program? Dr. Riedlinger will be hosting an information session on Wednesday, November 2, at 4:30 p.m. Please let us know if you are interested in attending the information session by email ( or phone (504-267-7239).


*The School Leadership Center Alternative Certification Program will not enroll new students until we receive an exemption to the Louisiana Proprietary Schools law from the Board of Regents.

Contact us for more information