Individuals who apply to the Alabama State Department of Education, Office of Teaching and Leading, for an Alabama Professional Educator Certificate, Professional Leadership Certificate, alternative approach certificate, or for the reinstatement of certificates that have lapsed for more than six months, must successfully meet the current requirements of the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) as a precondition for certification. The AECTP consists of basic skills assessments and subject area assessments. The basic skills assessments measure fundamental skills all prospective educators must possess in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Writing. These assessments are administered as part of the ACT WorkKeys System. To obtain more information about the Alabama Basic Skills Assessments, available test preparation materials, test dates and deadlines or to register for one or more of the assessments, please click on the Web Link below.
AECTP Basic Skills Assessments Web Site
The subject assessments consist of select Alabama State Board of Education approved tests from the Praxis II: Subject Assessment series that are administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The tests measure subject-specific content knowledge needed by beginning teachers. To obtain more information about the Alabama approved Praxis II Subject Assessments, available test preparation materials, test dates and deadlines or to register for one or more of the tests, please click on the Web Link below. ETS Praxis Web Site