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Teacher Education Services



Application for Certification – All teacher education students, graduating or completing a certification program during the Spring 2018 semester, should apply for certification with the office of Teacher Education Services no later than Friday, April 6, 2018 by 4:30 p.m.

All applications for certification must be processed through the TES office as the university serves as the recommending institution.

General Information:

Certification Information  

Certification Application Instructions
Note: the links to the application forms are below under “Forms”

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 


Certification application form on ALSDE website (click here) 

See yellow menu section near the bottom of the page and go to:  AL Educator Preparation and choose “Forms”

Click on: (B) Application (Form NAL). Follow the instructions on the website to complete the application.

Do not complete section Supplement NA1 (this section is completed by the Teacher Education Services office).

When finished go to print preview and print your application. (Before printing check to insure. the complete bar code is showing and is not cut off. You may need to change the print percentage of the document in print preview to fit the page correctly.)

Sign and date the application.

Turn in completed application to the TES office in Wills Hall 207 along with verification of online payment or money order.

Payment: You may pay online at or submit a money order or cashiers check payable to the ALSDE (Alabama State Dept of Education) for $30 for each certification. i.e. Elementary/Collab will be $60. On the money order include your address, social security number and your signature if required.

Certification application forms for students completing School Counseling by CACREP approach forms (click here). (for students that do not hold a current teaching certificate and/or do not have a minimum of two years of teaching experience)

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. You may print, complete the top portion of the form, scan and email the form to or mail to the address below. Typically forms are processed and returned to the student by postal mail within a week following graduation.

Completed applications may be submitted to the Teacher Education Services office in Wills Hall 207.

University of Montevallo
Teacher Education Services
Station 6352
Montevallo, AL 35115

TES will begin processing applications after graduation and usually have them processed and sent to the ALSDE within a couple of weeks after graduation. It typically takes the ALSDE 6 to 8 weeks to issue certificates.  Candidates may check their certification status and/or verify background clearance with the Alabama State Department of Education at .