Alabama Licensure Information
Boise State University’s Master of Education in Bilingual Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) meet professional licensure standards and makes students eligible for recommendation for teaching certification in the state of Idaho if a student does the following: (a) completes additional coursework aligned with the endorsement, (b) successfully passes the required Praxis II exam, and (c) completes supervised clinical fieldwork with a formal Professional Year Assessment (PYA) and an Individual Professional Learning Plan (IPLP). The Praxis exam is required in order to be considered for licensure. Please note, students in the MEd programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL have the option of completing these additional requirements for an Endorsement, but it is not required. Obtaining certification in Idaho meets Alabama’s requirements for teacher certification through the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Licensure in Alabama will be dependent upon alignment of a student’s Idaho teaching certification with a teaching field or instructional support area, and at a grade level in which Alabama offers comparable certification. All jurisdictions that participate in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement may choose to have additional requirements for educators who are coming from another jurisdiction. These additional requirements are known as “Jurisdiction Specific Requirements” (JSRs). Most times, these additional requirements vary upon the educator’s years of experience. Some jurisdictions, however, consider themselves “full-reciprocity” and do not have any additional requirements. For more information, visit NASDTEC webpage “Information for Out of State Applicants” and Alabama’s State Department of Education website.
One important guideline is that reciprocity is always easier if a student completes the certification requirements and obtains a teaching credential in Idaho before applying for certification in another state.
Teacher Education programs at Boise State are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Alabama licensing contact: (334) 694-4900
Information last reviewed 8/26/2021.