Second Initial Teacher Certificate (AK)

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Second Initial Teacher Certificate (AK)

Description
The Second Initial Teacher Certificate is awarded to applicants who have held an Initial or Provisional teacher certificate, passed approved exams and completed teacher preparation requirements.

Certificate Valid for 3 Years
Applicant must have never held a Reemployment teacher certificate in Alaska.

If the applicant has held a Professional or regular Type A teacher certificate, the certificate must have expired more than a year prior to the date of application.

Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Alaska
Contact Name: Sondra Meredith
Contact Phone: 907-465-8663
Contact Email: sondra.meredith@alaska.gov
For more information please visit the state website: http://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/initial.html

Notes
A Second Initial teacher certificate is not eligible for an extension and is not renewable.

If the applicant has held a Professional or regular Type A teacher certificate, the certificate must have expired more than a year prior to the date of application.

Alaska is a NASDTEC member, however all out of state applications will be carefully reviewed. Additional courses/documentation may be required.

If Alaska Studies and Alaska Multicultural Studies Coursework is completed at time of application the 3 Year Initial Certificate will be issued. The American Indian Languages Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific American Indian language listed on the document in departmentalized classrooms in preschool, grades kindergarten through 12, and in classes organized primarily for adults.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Must Hold Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. See Notes.

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. See Notes.

Notes
See: http://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/praxis.html

Alaska accepts the following state Basic Skills Exams:
Alabama Work Keys Exam
Florida Teacher Certification Exams – General Knowledge,
Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators,
Illinois Certification Testing System,
Michigan Test for Teacher Certification,
New Mexico Assessment of Teacher Basic Skills,
New York State Teacher Certification Liberal Arts and Science Test,
Oklahoma General Test

For more information, e-mail the Teacher Certification Office at tcwebmail@alaska.gov

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
Alaska does not accept transcript analysis or testing to meet teacher program requirements.

Completion of a teacher preparation program must be verified by an Institutional Recommendation AND transcripts, or a State Recommendation.

Praxis II is required for French, German, Spanish.

ACTFL For Chinese, Japanese, and Russian only.

ACTFL OPI Passing Score:
–Advanced Mid or higher

ACTFL WPT Passing Score:
–Advanced Mid or higher

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/apply.html

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=alaska

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Nonrenewable

Notes:

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Applicant must also complete an approved Alaska studies course (three semester hours)

Applicant must also complete an approved Alaska multicultural course (three semester hours)

Applicant must also complete six (6) semester hours of coursework completed in the five years prior to application (recency credit)

See: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/initial2.html

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:50:25 PM


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