Adding an Endorsement to an Alaska Teaching Certificate
The information in this article applies to students enrolled in specific WGU programs. General information for adding endorsements in subject areas that are not offered at WGU can be found at http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
How to Add an Additional Endorsement
MA Mathematics Education (MAME)
MA Science Education (MASE)
A) Adding an Endorsement at the Same Grade Level (Secondary > Secondary)
MS Special Education (MSSP)
English Language Learning (ENDELL, MAELL)
To add Special Education or English as a Second Language certification to your existing Alaska certificate, you must complete a state-approved teacher preparation program. Completion of any of WGU's Masters-level endorsement programs (such as MSSP, ENDELL, or MAELL) would qualify you to be recommended to receive that endorsement as an addition to your 5-year AK certificate. See the application instructions below.
Follow these steps to apply for an endorsement upon completion of the teacher preparation portion of your WGU Masters-level endorsement program:
Step 1: If the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development is not listed as a recipient on your Praxis score report, you will need to contact ETS and request that they mail an official score report directly to AK EED. You may do this by calling 1-800-772-9476 or by submitting the Additional Score Report Request Form to ETS via fax or mail.
Step 2: Download the Additional Endorsement Application form and complete it, following the included instructions.
Step 3: Fill out the Applicant Information section at the top of pages 7 and 8 and send them to the WGU Certification Officer, who will complete them and return them to you in a sealed envelope for inclusion in your application packet.
Teachers College Certification Officer
Western Governors University
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Step 4: Compile your application packet:
Step 5: Send your complete application packet to:
Department of Education and Early Development
Teacher Education and Certification
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
PO Box 110500
Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Article Number: 19333, 1482