Alabama Licensure Information
Boise State University’s Master degree programs in Education meet the professional licensure standards and makes students eligible for recommendation for teaching certification in the state of Idaho. Obtaining certification in Idaho meets Alabama’s requirements for teacher certification through the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. Master degree programs in Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
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.
Alabama licensing contact: (334) 694-4900
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.
Information last reviewed 8/26/2021.