Educator Certification > Military: General Information
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Thank you for your service to our country.  We are excited that you have a desire to teach the students of Alabama!  As a courtesy, active duty military personnel and their spouses receive an expedited application review.  Please note that all certification requirements in place at the time of application must be met.  Listed below are some options for Alabama certification. Other certification options are available on our Web page at www.alsde.edu/edcert.  If you have specific questions, please contact this Section by phone at 334-353-8567 or by e-mail.  
  
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​Alabama offers several options to certify individuals in health science and the various program areas of technical education.  The initial certificate is available at the request of the employing superintendent of an Alabama local school system.

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​Alabama professional educator certification is offered on the basis of valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, or the Department of Defense Education Activity if the professional educator certificate issued by them is in an area, at a grade level, and at a degree level in which Alabama offers comparable professional certification. A professional educator certificate must be held as Alabama certification is not offered solely on the basis of educator preparation programs completed at non-Alabama institutions. For more information, click here.

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​Alabama offers an Emergency Certificate which is valid for up to one scholastic year and issued at the request of the employing superintendent of an Alabama local school system or the administrator of an eligible nonpublic/private school.  For more information, click here.

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​Alabama offers certification to facilitate employment while an individual completes a master's degree level State-approved educator preparation program at an Alabama college or university. This certification is available at the request of the employing superintendent of an Alabama local school system or the administrator of an eligible nonpublic/private school. For more information, click here.

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​Alabama offers a JROTC certificate at the request of the employing superintendent of an Alabama local school system or the administrator of an eligible nonpublic/private school. The individual must provide verification to the employing school system or nonpublic/private school that he/she has been recommended and approved by a branch of the United States military to serve in this capacity.  For more information, click here.

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​This alternative approach leads to Alabama bachelor's degree level professional educator certification. Alabama offers alternative certification only at the request of the employing superintendent of an Alabama local school system or the administrator of an eligible nonpublic/private school. These certificates may be requested in a specific career and technical teaching field in grades 6-12 for an individual who has met degree, coursework, testing, training, and experiential requirements.  For more information, click here.

General Information4/5/2017 9:16 AMProvisional Certificate in a Career and Technical Teaching Field
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​This alternative approach leads to Alabama bachelor's degree level professional educator certification. Alabama offers alternative certification only at the request of the employing superintendent of an Alabama local school system or the administrator of an eligible nonpublic/private school. These certificates may be requested in a specific teaching field in grades 6-12 or P-12 for an individual who has met degree, coursework, testing, and experiential requirements.  For more information, click here.

General Information4/5/2017 9:16 AMProvisional Certificate in a Teaching Field
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Alabama offers a Substitute License at the request of the employing superintendent of an Alabama local school system or the administrator of an eligible nonpublic/private school.  The individual must have earned a high school diploma or state-issued high school equivalency diploma.

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