State Alignment

Alaska

Alaska educators, to renew a 5- or 10-year certificate, teachers must meet the following requirements prior to the expiration date of their certificate:

6 semester hours of renewal credit;

The six renewal credits must be related to or required for:

The certificated person’s employment at the time of renewal, if the employment requires a certificate;
The certificated person’s endorsements; or
A state-approved preparation program that will lead to an endorsement that the certificated person seeks to acquire.
At least three of the renewal credits must be upper division or graduate credit. The remaining three renewal credits may be upper division credit, lower division credit, continuing education units or non-academic credit. One renewal credit is equal to one semester hour, 1.5 quarter hours or 15 hours of continuing education or non-academic training.

For more information, visit the Alaska Department of Education website.

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