AL Early Childhood Certification and Exam Requirements

Alabama Early Childhood Education Certification and Exam Requirements

Note: WGU students who want to become certified in Alabama need to first license in Utah after completing their teacher preparation program; a student can then apply for a reciprocal license in AL after receiving their Utah license. Refer to the following for specific state requirements: general Utah teacher certification requirements and general Alabama teacher certification requirements.

In Alabama, this program leads to a Professional Educator Certificate in Early Childhood Pk-grade 3.


1) Content Exam for Utah Certification: Praxis 5001, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects or Praxis 5025, Early Childhood Education

Or, if at least one sub-test is passed on or before 8/31/2014 with all four sub-tests passed on or before 7/1/2015: Praxis 5031, Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

One of these tests must be passed in order to graduate and be recommended for certification. Praxis 5001 satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

2) Pedagogy Exam for Alabama Certification: Praxis 5204, Teaching Reading

This exam is not required for graduation. This exam must be passed in order to apply for Alabama certification. 


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