Alaska: College and Career Policies

Alaska updated the Mathematics standards in 2012.

Alaska updated the Cultural Standards in 1998.

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Administrators need six semester hours of college credit are to renew a certificate. At least three hours must be upper-division or graduate credit. Three continuing education credits may be substituted for three of the required hours. See other information about license renewal at the link provided.

Teacher preparation programs in Alaska will be approved based on the standards set by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Under statute, school districts are responsible for developing educator evaluation systems, but are guided by the Board of Education. The Board must follow the provisions provided in statute, but provides further guidance to local districts on the topic.

The Commissioner of Education or the Board of Education accepts the program.

As per 4 AAC 06.075, 4 credits of English are required to graduate.

The Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assesses English language arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-10.

As per 4 AAC 06.0759, 9 credits of "other" courses are required.

The Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assesses English language arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-10.

As per 4 AAC 06.075, Alaska currently requires 2 credits of math to graduate.

Under statute, school districts are responsible for developing educator evaluation systems, but are guided by the Board of Education. The Board must follow the provisions provided in statute, but provides further guidance to local districts on the topic.

As per 4 AAC 06.075, 2 credits of science courses are required to graduate in Alaska.

Alaska’s State Board of Education oversees the Alaska teacher certification process and dictates the requirements needed in order to become certified within the state.

As per 4 AAC 06.075, 3 social studies credits are required to graduate.

The commissioner shall develop a statewide student assessment system composed of multiple indicators.

In order to obtain a teacher license in the state of Alaska, applicants must earn a bachelor's degree, complete an approved teacher preparation program, and pass required exams.

Alaska adopted Career and Technical education standards in 2010.

For certification renewal, teachers must provide required information to the Department and complete professional development coursework.

Alaska has not adopted any professional development standards.

Alaska updated the English Language Arts standards in 2012.

Alaska updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.

Alaska updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.