Alabama - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

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).


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
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