Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Alaska

Become a Teacher in Alaska

alaska teacher certification

If you are passionate about helping others learn, earning an online teaching degree to become a teacher is an excellent way to apply your skills. Our online university environment allows you to complete your teaching degree and prepare for teaching certification.

Before becoming a licensed teacher, you must meet all of Alaska’s initial teacher certification requirements, including:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a state-approved/NCATE-accredited teacher preparation program or current enrollment that will be completed within the first two years of the initial certificate.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Passing scores on all of the required PRAXIS content exams and approved basic skills exams.

NOTE: Alaska requires two 3-credit courses for standard certification: Alaska Studies and Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Communication. These requirements must be met at an Alaska institution within the first two years of your initial certification in order to be eligible for standard certification. These courses are NOT offered at WGU.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about a teaching degree in Alaska, please check the Alaska Student Handbook article.

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