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Alabama

Alabama Foreign Credentials 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 this certification approach.

Individuals applying for the issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field based on a degree that was earned at a university in another country must successfully complete the current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) requirements as indicated in the charts below.

  • Pass the required Praxis Subject Assessments (content tests) as indicated in the charts below; and
  • Pass the required Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test, for certification in a teaching field, as indicated in the charts 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 before receiving a letter of eligibility from the Educator Certification Section of the ALSDE 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. 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.

Find your certification area below to determine which test(s) you need to take. For test prep materials, click the test title. Once you know which tests you should take, schedule your test.

Unless it’s specifically stated that a calculator is permitted or required for a particular test, you can’t use a calculator on any Praxis tests (see Calculator Use).
 

Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)

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

All P–3 Teaching Fields

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

160

All K–6 Teaching Fields

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

5622

160

All 4–8 Teaching Fields (Choose one)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

All 6–12 Teaching Fields

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

All P–12 Teaching Fields (Choose one)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Both K–6 Collaborative Special Education and 6–12 Collaborative Special Education at the same time (Choose one)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6

or

5622

160

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157

Tests required for specific certification areas

To Be Certified in


Early Childhood Education (P-3)1

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Early Childhood Education

5025

156

1 The appropriate score on Foundations of Reading 190 is also required for initial certification in Early Childhood Education (P–3).

To Be Certified in


Elementary Education (K–6)2 

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle—Mathematics, Social Studies & Science

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5901

3

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5903

157

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Sciences
(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5905

158

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Social Studies

5904

154

2 The appropriate score on Foundations of Reading 190 is also required for initial certification in Elementary Education (K–6).
3 To pass the Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle—Mathematics, Social Studies & Science test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all three subtests (5903, 5904, 5905) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science (5901) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

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

English (4–8)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

English Language Arts (4–8)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047

164

French (4–8)

French: World Language

5174

162

General Science (4–8)

Middle School Science

5442

152

General Social Science (4–8)

Middle School Social Studies

5089

153

German (4–8)

German: World Language

5183

163

Health Education (4–8)

Health Education

5551

154

Latin (4–8)

Latin

5601

152

Mathematics (4–8)

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

or

5169

165

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Middle School Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5164 157

Music, Choral (4–8)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Music, Instrumental (4–8)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Physical Education (4–8)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

149

Spanish (4–8)

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

Speech (4–8)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

146

Theatre (4–8)

Theatre

5641

154

Visual Arts (4–8)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

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

Biology (6–12)

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235

150

Chemistry (6–12)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245

150

Computer Science (6–12)

Computer Science

5652

149

Earth and Space Science (6–12)

Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge

5571

150

Economics (6–12)

Economics

5911

150

English (6–12)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

English Language Arts (6–12)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038

167

French (6–12)

French: World Language

5174

162

General Science (6–12)

General Science: Content Knowledge

5435

152

General Social Science (6–12)

Social Studies: Content Knowledge

5081

155

Geography (6–12)

Geography

5921

153

German (6–12)

German: World Language

5183

163

Health Education
(6–12)

Health Education

5551

154

History (6–12)

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941

148

Latin (6–12)

Latin

5601

152

Mathematics (6–12)

Accepted through August 31, 2022

Mathematics: Content Knowledge

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

or

5161

160

 

Required beginning September 1, 2022

Mathematics

(On-screen graphing calculator provided)

5165 159

Music, Choral
(6–12)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Music, Instrumental
(6–12)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Physical Education (6–12)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

149

Physical Science (6–12)

General Science: Content Knowledge

or

5435

152

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

and

5245

150

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

138

Physics (6–12)

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265

138

Political Science (6–12)

Government/Political Science

5931

149

Psychology (6–12)

Psychology

5391

154

Sociology (6–12)

Sociology

5952

154

Spanish (6–12)

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

Speech (6–12)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

146

Theatre (6–12)

Theatre

5641

154

Visual Arts (6–12)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

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

English for Speakers of Other Languages (P–12)

English to Speakers of Other Languages

5362

155

French (P–12)

French: World Language

5174

162

German (P–12)

German: World Language

5183

163

Health Education
(P–12)

Health Education

5551

154

Latin (P–12)

Latin

5601

152

Music, Choral
(P–12)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Music, Instrumental (P–12)

Music: Content Knowledge

5113

161

Physical Education
(P–12)

Physical Education: Content Knowledge

5091

149

Reading (P–12)

Reading Specialist

5302

165

Reading Specialist
(P–12)

Reading Specialist

5302

165

Spanish (P–12)

Spanish: World Language

5195

168

Speech (P–12)

Speech Communication: Content Knowledge

5221

146

Theatre (P–12)

Theatre

5641

154

Visual Arts (P–12)

Art: Content Knowledge

5134

158

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

All Areas of Special Education (P–12), excluding Gifted Education

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

153

Early Childhood Special Education (P–3)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

153

Early Childhood Education

5025

156

Gifted (P–12)

Gifted Education

5358

157

If your special education certificate is NOT ALL grades (P–12), refer to your certificate area and grade span below.

Collaborative Teacher (K–6)4

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

and

5354

153

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics, Social Studies & Science

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5901

5

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Mathematics

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5903

157

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Sciences

(On-screen scientific calculator provided)

5905

158

Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle — Social Studies

5904

154

  4 The appropriate score on Foundations of Reading 190 is also required for initial certification in Collaborative Teacher (K–6).
  5 To pass the Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle—Mathematics, Social Studies & Science test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all three subtests (5903, 5904, 5905) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Three Subject Bundle—Mathematics, Social Studies & Science (5901) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Collaborative Teacher (6–12)

Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications

5354

153

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

Agriscience Education (6–12)

Agriculture

5701

147

Business/
Marketing Education (6–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Business Education (4–8 or 6–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101

154

Career Technologies
(4–8, 6–12 or P–12)

Technology Education

5051

159

Computer Science (6–12)

Computer Science

5652

149

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (6–12)

Family and Consumer Sciences

5122

153

Marketing Education (6–12)

Marketing Education

5561

156


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

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


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