Alaska accepts Out of State (OOS) Certificates as the most common and easiest methods to become a certified teacher in Alaska. A current, valid Out-of-State teaching certificate can be used to apply for the extendable one-year Initial OOS certificate. Please complete an Initial Out-of-State (OOS) application (PDF).
To become a certified teacher, you will need to complete an Initial Out-of-State (OOS) application (PDF). You must also include your transcripts showing at least a bachelor's degree, a copy of your current teaching certificate, a fingerprint card, and the required fees. Your teaching certificate needs to be valid when you are scheduled to start a contract and verifiable online, otherwise Teacher Certification needs an original teaching certificate.
At no cost, you can extend the OOS certificate to a second year by submitting passing scores on a Basic Competency Exam such as the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core).
Before your Initial OOS expires, you will file for the Professional certificate, or without the 2 years teaching experience requirement, the Second Initial; both of which require a Content Area Exam (PDF).
If your Initial certificate expires before you qualify for the extension(s) or the Professional/Second Initial, please contact the Alaska Teacher Certification staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.