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 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 Payment Information:
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.
Verification of Recommendation for Certification Form (Click Here). 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 email@example.com or mail to the address below.
Important Points to Remember:
- 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.
- Submitting applications via mail close to the deadline may cause a delay in processing.
- 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.