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Alaska Teaching Certifications

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Information currently listed:

  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: No journalism-specific endorsement is required. Journalism falls under the Language Arts endorsement on the list of Alaska-accepted endorsements and therefore it is not a prerequisite for middle and/or high school teachers in Alaska. On page 7 of 8 of the attached link is a list of all the endorsements available.

    Download the List of Endorsements

  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s (tests needed): Not applicable. However, here is the method by which endorsements may be added in Alaska.

    Learn how to add endorsements

  • NCATE or National Accreditation required: Yes. Either that or another accrediting institution. On the Institutional Recommendation (pages 8 and 9 of 14 of the Initial Application), it lists all of the options for accreditation.

    Download the Initial Application

  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: Alaska DOES belong to the Interstate Certification Contract and the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement (Teachers, Support Professionals, and Administrators).

Resources currently listed:

Information from:

Justine Bishop, tcwebmail@alaska.gov

For certification questions, those with questions may either call Teacher Certification at 907-465-2831 or email Teacher Certification at tcwebmail@alaska.gov