Teacher Education Services

Testing Requirements for Teacher Certification Programs

The Alabama State Department of Education requires students in teacher education programs to complete tests for certification. Please refer to the information below to ascertain which test or series of tests your program requires.

The -1 Standard Error of Measure (SEM) score will no longer be available after June 30, 2024. Scores submitted to our office by ETS before June 30, 2024 will be evaluated using the -1 SEM. Scores received after June 30, 2024 must meet the test score requirements posted below.

Praxis at Home is available. Please note: There are equipment and environmental requirements for testing at home that are designated by Proctor U. Your test may be cancelled by Proctor U if the requirements are not met. ETS provides a preparation checklist to ensure that you meet the Praxis at Home requirements.

ETS/Praxis at Home requirements, click here.

Foundations of Reading 190 is taken through Pearson. Information on how to register can be found here: https://www.al.nesinc.com/

Undergraduate Testing Requirements
Alternative Masters Testing Requirements
School Counseling Testing Requirements
Instructional Leadership (RHO/MEd) Testing Requirements

Tips and Best Practices:
  • Candidates need to make sure they are including both UM and the ALSDE as score recipients. The code for ALSDE is 7020.
  • Candidates need to confirm the equipment and environmental requirements before they register for any test.  If these requirements are not met, they will not be allowed to test.  A link to the requirements can be found above.