Alabama State Requirements

Alabama Teaching License Renewal

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Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Alabama teacher relicensing needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs. We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Alabama teaching relicensure process.

See the Alabama State Department of Education website for complete AL teacher relicensure information.

Professional Educators Certificate Renewal:

One of the continuation options must be met during the certificate’s valid period, and by the date of expiration reflected on the certificate:

  1. 3 full years of full-time professional educational work experience and 50 clock hours of allowable professional development.
  2. 3 full years of full-time professional educational work experience and 3 semester hours of allowable credit.
  3. 3 semester hours of allowable credit and 50 clock hours of allowable professional development.
  4. 6 semester hours of allowable credit.

Our Courses

Allowable credit earned and applied for renewal must be completed at a regionally accredited senior institution.

Our Partners

Allowable credit must be earned in one of the following:

  1. A State/state-approved P-12 educator preparation program in the teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR
  2. A State/state-approved P-12 educator preparation program in a different teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR
  3. An academic content course in the teaching field or area of instructional support of the certificate(s) held; OR

Note: For options 2.a. or 2.b., if credit is earned at a non-Alabama regionally accredited senior institution, Supplement RCR must be submitted to verify that the coursework is part of a state-approved P-12 educator preparation program. Supplement RCR may be found at www.alsde.edu/EdCert (click Certificate Renewal / Professional Educator).

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.

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