Alaska: College and Career Policies

Alaska updated the Mathematics standards in 2012.

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

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.

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.

Alaska updated the Cultural Standards in 1998.

Alaska updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.

Alaska has not adopted any professional development standards.

Alaska updated the Arts Education standards in 2006.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Alaska adopted Career and Technical education standards in 2010.

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.

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

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

Alaska updated the English Language Arts standards in 2012.

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.