Application for Certification – All teacher education students, graduating or completing a certification program, should apply for certification with the office of Teacher Education Services.
All applications for certification must be processed through the TES office as the university serves as the recommending institution.
Certification requirements are different depending on the program.
Click the links below for certification information specific to your program.
Certification Application Checklist for Undergraduates
Certification Checklist for Alternative Masters
Certification Checklist for Traditional Masters Programs
Certification Checklist for Traditional School Counseling
Certification Checklist for School Counseling – CACREP
Certification Checklist for Instructional Leadership: M.Ed and RHO
Certification Checklist for Instructional Leadership and Teacher Leader Ed.S
Turn in completed application to the TES office in Wills Hall 207 along with verification of online payment or money order.
You may pay online at https://www.alabamainteractive.org/education/ or submit a money order or cashiers check payable to the ALSDE (Alabama State Dept of Education) for $30 for each certification. Please note: Elementary/Collab will be $60. On the money order or cashier’s check, include your address, social security number, and your signature.
Certification application forms for students completing School Counseling by CACREP approach forms (click here).
CACREP students must also submit official undergraduate transcript(s) directly to ALSDE concurrently upon submission of certification application to Teacher Education Services.
Verification of Recommendation for Certification Form (PDF) Please note that Verification of Recommendation for Certification Forms will not be released to students until all certification requirements are verified and certification is recommended by the TES office to ALSDE. Complete the top portion of the form, scan, and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the address below.
Completed certification applications should be submitted to the Teacher Education Services office in Wills Hall 207 in person or via mail. Scanned images will not be accepted. Original signatures are required.
University of Montevallo
Teacher Education Services
Montevallo, AL 35115
TES will begin processing applications after graduation and usually have them processed and sent to the ALSDE within two weeks after graduation. After Verification of Recommendation for Certification forms have been mailed, candidates should check their certification status with the Alabama State Department of Education at http://tcert.alsde.edu.