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Alabama

Career and Technical Certificate to Professional Educator Certificate 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 based on completion of the Career and Technical Certificate to Professional Educator Certificate Approach must successfully complete the current Alabama Educator Certification Assessment Program (AECAP) requirements:

  • Pass the required Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test as indicated in the chart 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


All 6–12 Teaching Fields

 

You Need to Take Test Code Qualifying Score

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