Take the first step towards your future career.
Whether you’re just starting your college journey or you’ve recently graduated — this simple form takes less than 5 minutes to complete and is the first step towards your future career as a teacher in Alabama.
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Become an Alabama teacher.
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Earn your degree.
Not just anybody can take the reins in an Alabama classroom. As a base-level requirement, prospective teachers must obtain at least a bachelor’s degree in Education or a specified area of study from an accredited university or college.
Not sure where to apply for your degree? Our list of Educator Preparation Providers can point you in the right direction or help you consider more options.
Complete your certification and apply.
Once you have your degree(s) in hand, you’ll need to obtain your official teaching certificate. Alabama issues Class B (bachelor’s degree), Class A (master’s degree), and Class AA (education specialist degree) level certificates. And, there are multiple pathways that lead to Alabama certification.
- If you completed a State-approved program at an Alabama college or university, you will be recommended for certification.
- If you intend to qualify through an alternative approach, information is available at Teacher Certification – Alabama Department of Education (alabamaachieves.org) and Teachers of Tomorrow. These are great resources that guide you down the pathway to help you obtain your certification while earning paychecks and experience along the way.
The ALSDE has adopted the Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP), which consists of the Praxis® Subject Assessments and edTPA® Performance Assessments to ensure that prospective teachers are well-versed in their area of study. Requirements of the AECAP must be met prior to certificate issuance.
- To learn more about the Praxis® assessments, Education Testing Service (ETS) provides an overview and allows you to register today.
- To learn more about the edTPA® assessments, edTPA for Alabama provides an overview and allows you to register today.
The path to a rewarding career in the classroom is ahead of you. All you have to do now is apply.