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Alabama

Higher Education Transitional Certificate (HETC) Approach

For Those Applying Based on the Higher Education Transitional Certificate (HETC) 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 websitefor information regarding this certification approach.

Certification based on the HETC Approach requires the individual to obtain a Letter of Eligibility from the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

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.



For the issuance of the Letter of Eligibility:

Pass the required Praxis Subject Assessments (content tests) as indicated in the charts below.

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).
 

Praxis Subject Assessment(s) required for issuance of the Letter of Eligibility

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

English Language Arts (4–8)

Middle School English Language Arts

5047 164

General Science (4–8)

Middle School Science

5442 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

       

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

Algebra I (6–12)

Algebra I

  5162 157

Biology (6–12)

Biology: Content Knowledge

5235 150

Chemistry (6–12)

Chemistry: Content Knowledge

5245 150

Computer Science (6–12)

Computer Science

5652 149

English Language Arts (6–12)

English Language Arts: Content Knowledge

5038 167

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

Geometry (6–12)

Geometry

5163 148

Health Education (6–12)

Health Education

5551 154

History (6–12)

World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge

5941 148

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

Physics (6–12)

Physics: Content Knowledge

5265 138

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

Latin (P–12)

Latin 5601 162

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

Spanish (P–12)

Spanish: World Language

5195 168

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

Agriscience Education (6–12)

Agriculture

5701 147

Business/ Marketing Education (6–12)

Business Education: Content Knowledge

(Calculator allowed)

5101 154

Career Technologies (6–12)

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

Tests required for issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate

The Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) is required for issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate. General information pertaining to the edTPA can be found on the ALSDE website  and specific Alabama required handbooks and scores can be found in the Educator Assessment Policies.

A passing score on the PLT will be required for the teaching field of Computer Science, as an edTPA Handbook is not available.
 

To Be Certified in


Computer Science (6–12)

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624 157

Tests required for issuance of the professional educator certificate

The Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) is required for issuance of the Professional Educator Certificate. Information pertaining to specific Alabama required handbooks and scores can be found in the Educator Assessment Policies Manual A and Manual B on the Alabama State Department of Education website.

A passing score on the required Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) will be required for the teaching field of Computer Science, as an edTPA Handbook is not available.

 


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

Computer Science (6–12)

Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12

5624

157


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


Alabama Department of Education