Teacher Certification

Second Initial Teacher Certificate

To qualify for a Second Initial teacher certificate, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Has held an Initial or Provisional teacher certificate
  • Passing scores on an approved basic competency exam (BCE)
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program as verified by an Institutional Recommendation and transcripts, or a State Recommendation
  • Official transcripts showing:
  • Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska studies coursework
  • Three (3) semester hours of approved Alaska multicultural coursework
  • Six (6) semester hours of coursework completed in the five years prior to application (recency credit)
  • Has never held a Reemployment teacher certificate in Alaska
  • If the applicant has held a Professional or regular Type A teacher certificate, the certificate must have expired more than a year prior to the date of application

A Second Initial teacher certificate will be valid for three years. A Second Initial teacher certificate is not eligible for an extension and is not renewable.