AK Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Alaska Elementary Education Certification and Exam Requirements

In Alaska, this program leads to an Initial teaching license in Elementary Education, Grades K-8


1) Content Exam:  You must pass one of these exams to graduate from the program and be recommended for certification. 

a) Praxis 5018 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge OR  

b) Praxis 5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (4 subtests) OR 

c) Praxis 5017 Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 



Several months prior to Demonstration Teaching, you must apply to be a student teacher. See the Alaska Student Teaching Form instructions in this handbook for more information.



Visit these links for more important information:
General Information About Licensing in Alaska

General Policies Regarding External Certification Exams

Registering for Praxis Exams
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Alaska Teaching License




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