The Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to providing Louisiana with student-centered teacher development and classroom support.

LRCE is a shared resource center providing educational solutions through our Teach! training program. Additionally, LRCE provides workshops and training for Louisiana’s educators, an alternative certification program and more.

Our Mission, Vision, and Goals

Providing Louisiana with student-centered teacher development and classroom support.

This mission directs us to live out our core values of Excellence, Access, Growth, and Care in pursuit of our vision of every student in every classroom being taught by a supported and prepared professional educator.

Our Story

LRCE is the oldest, largest, and only Louisiana-based alternative teacher certification program that is not affiliated with a university; providing degreed professionals a rigorous avenue to earn a Louisiana teaching certificate. Since 2003, over 1800 teachers across 42 parishes have earned certification through LRCE’s program, which boasts the highest rate of retention among all alternative certification programs. Our alumni include the 2017 & 2018 Louisiana state Teacher of the Year, 2018-2019 Milken Award winner, multiple principals and school system leaders.

The Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE) opened in 1998 as a 501(c)3 with start-up grants from the CIBA Foundation, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and support from Louisiana State University. 

LRCE’s eight full-time staff and dozens of adjunct faculty and volunteers ensure excellence in our mission of training and support for kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers. This includes the establishment of an alternative certification teacher training program in 2003, a multi-media lending library for teachers that circulated more than 132,000 items per year, and summer enrichment programs for at-risk/high-needs pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Our board is composed of 14 individuals from across the Greater Baton Rouge community.