Alabama Alternate Route Certification Approaches

General testing information for all applicants may be found in the Overview of Alabama Testing Requirements.

Visit the Educator Certification Section for information regarding the certification approaches.

Choose a certification approach from the list below to obtain additional information and to determine the required Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests).

Alternative Baccalaureate-Level Certificate (ABC) and the Career and Technical Alternative Baccalaureate-Level Certificate (CT ABC) Approach >

This is an alternative approach to Alabama professional certification in certain teaching fields.

Preliminary Certificate (PRE) and the Preliminary Certificate Through Exception (PRE EX) Approach >

PRE Approach

This is an alternative approach to Alabama professional certification for individuals seeking certification in Library Media, School Counseling, or Speech or Language Impairment.

PRE EX Approach

This is an alternative approach to Alabama professional certification for individuals seeking certification in Instructional Leadership or certain 6–12 or P–12 Teaching Fields.

Special Alternative Certificate (SAC) Approach >

This is an alternative certificate to facilitate employment while completing an Alabama State-Approved Program in certain teaching fields or areas of instructional support.

 

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