Alabama - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Area: 
Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

In order to obtain a teaching license/certification in the state of Alabama, applicants must earn a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, complete a background check, and finish the requirements of the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP).

Body: 

In order to obtain an Alabama teaching license, an applicant must meet, but is not always limited to, the following requirements: must have at least a BA Degree, completed an Alabama approved teacher certification program, and received passing scored on the required assessments.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/07/2016