- Cama-i, quyana tailuci!
- (Central Yup’ik)
- "Greetings, thank you for coming!"
Teacher Education and Certification Office works with school districts and universities to grant educator certifications, approve teacher preparation programs, and administer teacher recognition programs. It is committed to support the State Board of Education and Early Development's strategic priority to ensure high-quality educators for Alaska's children.
- Applications, Checklists, & Forms
- Certificate Types
- Available Endorsements
- Introduction (Overview)
- National Board Certification
- Professional Code of Ethics
- Standards for Educators
Update Contact Information
It is your responsibility to maintain current information, including name and mailing address, on file with the Teacher Education & Certification Office. Use the link below:
Got a Question?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions where you can search by key word(s) or review all the questions and corresponding answers. Frequently Asked Questions
Responsibilities of Educators Holding Alaskan Certificates
- Adhere to the Alaska Code of Ethics of the Education Profession.
- Notify the Department of Education & Early Development of name and/or any address changes (4AAC 12.415).
- Know your certificate's effective and expiration dates. Your effective date is the date the complete application packet is received by Teacher Education and Certification. The Department of Education & Early Development does not notify individuals of impending expiration dates. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
- Meet renewal requirements before your renewal date.
- Keep abreast of any changes in certification regulations.
- Notify a school district within 90 days of hire, of any sick leave that you expect to transfer from previous employment. (AS 14.14.107) Sick leave can only be transferred if the teacher's service has been continuous within the Alaska public school system. Continuous service is defined as up to the last day of a school term and beginning within 30 days of the start of the next school term. (4 AAC 15.040(a)(2) & 4 AAC 15.900(2))
Today's date is 12/13/2019.
Currently, the Teacher Certification Office is completing the:
- First review of mail received on 12/11/19.
- Second review of completed applications as of 12/9/19.
Teacher Education Programs
How Are We Doing?
- Program Contact(s)
- Sondra Meredith, Administrator
Telephone: (907) 465-2831
Fax: (907) 465-2441