Alaska Educational Leadership Certification Requirements
In Alaska, WGU's Educational Leadership program leads to a Type B Certificate with a School Principal Endorsement.
1. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Master's or higher degree from a regionally accredited university.
2. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a school administration program at a regionally accredited university that meets NCATE standards and is approved to lead to a comparable administrative certificate in the home-state of the program. The applicant must have earned at least six semester hours of credit within the five years immediately preceding application.
3. RECOMMENDATION: Recommendation for certification from the school administration program provider.
4. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Three years of certificated employment as a certified teacher or special services provider.
5. ALASKA STUDIES AND MULTICULTURAL STUDIES REQUIREMENT: Alaska requires two, three credit courses for full certification: Alaska Studies and Multicultural Studies/Cross-Cultural Communication. If an administrator candidate has not met these requirements prior to submitting an application for certification, a two-year provisional certificate will be issued. During the period of that certificate, the administrator will need to pass the required courses. For more information on courses approved by the Alaska Department of Education to fulfill this requirement, click here and here.
6. WGU Program Requirement: Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Alaska. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.
7. PRACTICUM REQUIREMENT: WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in accordance with the hour requirements listed here.
Visit these links for important information:
General Informationg About Licensing in Alaska
Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Alaska Administrator Certification Application Information
For further details on Alaska administrator certification requirements, please see http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/Certification.html.