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The Praxis® Tests

Supporting aspiring teachers on their journey to the classroom

Select a step to learn more about the Praxis® tests.



Alabama Alternative Certification Approaches

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

Visit the Alabama Alternative Certificates page on the Alabama State Department of Education website for information regarding these certification approaches.

Choose a certification approach from the list below to obtain additional information and to determine the required Praxis assessments.

Provisional Certificate in a Teaching Field (PCTF) Approach

For certification in certain teaching fields.

Provisional Certificate in PCLS and BIEA Approaches

For certification in library media or school counseling (PCLS) or educational administration (BIEA).

Interim Employment Certificate (IEC) Approach

A certificate to facilitate employment while completing an Alabama Program in certain teaching fields or areas of instructional support.

Special Education Temporary Certificate Approach (TSEC)

For certification in Collaborative Teacher, grade 6–12.

Alabama Department of Education