AL Basic Skills Requirements

Alabama Basic Skills Requirements

Basic Skills Exam:  Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) 

Previous Exam Requriement:  Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) - Passing AECTP scores prior to September 1, 2017 will satisfy the Basic Skills exam requirement. 

The Alabama Department of Education does not require a basic skills exam for out-of-state applicants obtaining teacher certification via the reciprocity pathway. However, WGU requires all students enrolled in an initial teacher preparation program pass a basic skills exam within the first six months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT) domain. 


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