Alternate Licensure Database

How to Use the Alternate Licensure Database

This filterable database lists alternate route program across the United States. You can filter by state and program type or you can search for a keyword.

wdt_ID State Program Level of Vetting Type Eligibility Requirements Training Requirements Exam Requirements
1 Alabama ABC III Internship Bachelor's degree
Less than 5 educator preparation courses
No current certificate
District employment offer
District applies for certificate
12 cr of coursework
Mentor program
AL basic skills
Praxis II
2 Alabama Class A III Internship Bachelor's degree
Admitted to master's program for alternative education
Degree program requests certificate AL basic skills
Praxis II
3 Alabama Career and Technical III Career, Technical, & Vocational Bachelor's degree
At least 2.5 GPA
32 cr hrs in subject teaching
Less than 5 educator preparation courses
No current certificate
District employment offer
District applies for certificate
12 cr of coursework
4 Alaska No Alternative Route Programs I
5 Arizona Career and Technical I Career, Technical, & Vocational Bachelor's degree + 240 hrs work experience
Teaching license + 1 yr teaching + CTE course + 240 hrs work experience
6000 hrs work experience
CTE preparation program + 240 hrs work experience
Out of state CTE certificate
Demons
Complete AZ and US constitution requirements
CTE coursework
Professional Knowledge Secondary Exam
6 Arizona Subject Matter Expertise I Test Only 2 yrs post secondary teaching experience in given area
Bachelor's degree
At least 5 yrs work experience
None Professional Knowledge Secondary Exam
7 Arizona STEM Certificate I IHE Faculty/Doctoral Demonstration of expertise through degree type or post secondary teaching experience
24 cr in academic area
5 yrs work experience
None None
8 Arkansas Arkansas Professional Pathway to Educator Licensure (APPEL) I Residency Bachelor’s degree 3 weeks of summer instruction and monthly modules Praxis subject area
9 Arkansas Teach for America (TFA) I Internship Bachelor’s degree Attend TFA 5-7 week Summer Training Institute Praxis subject area
10 Arkansas Non-Traditional Master's I Internship Bachelor’s degree At least 30 graduate hrs
Employment by district OR
Enroll in internship program
Praxis subject area
Other admissions test if required by the IHE
State Type

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