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Alabama Teacher Certification

You can soon become a teacher in Alabama on your own schedule, without quitting your current job or going into debt. Our program is entirely online and self-paced, so you can start any time and work towards earning teacher certification on a schedule that works for you.

Is American Board’s online teacher certification program right for you? Try our free seven-day trial and see if you are ready to start earning your Alabama teaching certificate. The trial allows you to review study material at your own pace, so you can get a real feel for the program’s offerings. Scroll down for more information about how to use American Board to take the next step in starting your teaching career!
Your enrollment fee covers the entire cost of the program. At less than $2,000, we aim to be the most affordable certification available in Alabama.

Watch to Learn How our Program Works:

Teacher Certifications Offered in Alabama

Choose a subject below to learn more about the requirements to teach that subject:

*Elementary Education is automatically included with all Special Education programs. Certification in both areas must be completed for an American Board Special Education Certificate to be issued.

How to Teach in Alabama

  1. Submit your transcript(s) to American Board and pass a federal background check.
  2. Pass American Board’s required pedagogy exam and subject area exam.
  3. Pass the state approved subject area assessment. 
  4. Obtain a teaching position at a school and receive a recommendation for an alternative teaching certificate from your employing Alabama county/city superintendent. 
  5. Apply for an alternative teaching certificate. 
  6. Complete the Alabama Teacher Mentoring Program within three years of receiving your alternative certificate. 
  7. Complete the state required pedagogy assessment.
  8. Upgrade your license to a Professional Educator Certificate. 

Contact Us

We are available to answer your questions via email, chat, or phone. Reach out to us with questions and we’ll be happy to help you figure out if our program is the right fit for your needs.

Call 1-877-669-2228 to speak with our Enrollment Team or click the button below to email us.

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