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Career and Technical Certificate to Professional Educator Certificate Approach

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

Visit the Educator Certification Section for information regarding this certification approach.

Individuals applying for the issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate based on completion of the Career and Technical Certificate to Professional Educator Certificate Approach must successfully complete the current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) requirements:

  • Pass the required Praxis® Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test as indicated in the chart below. The PLT is not required if the individual holds a valid Alabama Professional Educator Certificate or Professional Leadership Certificate.

Individuals who choose to test prior to receiving a letter of eligibility from the Educator Certification Section of the ALSDE do so at their own risk.

Important: TEST CHANGES and SCORE INCREASES are effective for tests taken and applications received in the Educator Certification Section of the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) on or after September 1, 2019. The score earned on the date a test was taken MAY or MAY NOT be deemed as "passing" when the test taker's application is received in the Educator Certification Section of the ALSDE. Information can be viewed in the Educator Assessment Policies.

Please Note:

Find the certification area below to determine which test(s) is/are required. To learn more about a specific test, click the test title. Visit these links to find out how to register for Praxis® tests or to read the Praxis test retake policy.

In general, unless it is specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, calculators may not be used on Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).

Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)

praxis testing for Alabama Principles of Learning and Teaching
To Be Certified inYou Need to TakeTest CodeQualifying Score
All 6–12 Teaching Fields Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 5624 *

This page is a supplement to The Praxis® Tests Information Bulletin.

Alabama State Department of Education

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