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Alabama

Temporary Special Education Certificate (TSEC) Approach

For Those Applying Based on the Temporary Special Education Certificate (TSEC) Approach

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.

Certification based on the PCTF Approach may ONLY be requested by an employing Alabama county/city superintendent or eligible nonpublic/private school administrator. An individual should contact the school system or eligible nonpublic/private school in which employment is desired for information concerning certificate eligibility. Individuals who choose to test without advisement from an employing Alabama county/city superintendent or eligible nonpublic/private school administrator according to current ALSDE testing policies do so at their own risk.

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, 2022. 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 Additional information regarding testing may be found in the Educator Assessment Policies Manual A and Manual B on the Alabama Teacher Certification page at the Alabama State Department of Education website.

 



For the issuance of the first TSEC:

No tests are required.

For the issuance of the second TSEC:
No tests are required.

For the issuance of the third TSEC:
No tests are required.

 

Tests Required for Issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate Following the TSEC Approach

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

  • Pass the required Praxis Subject Assessments (content test) as indicated in the chart below.

To Be Certified in You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Collaborative Teacher (6–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications 

5354

153

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

TBA: To Be Announced. All TBA scores will be available once the test is required.


Alabama Department of Education