Those who wish to teach in Alaska don’t need to have a bachelor’s degree in education. Alaska offers an alternative teaching certification program that allows prospective teachers who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field to transition into a teaching career. The Alaska Transition to Teaching program is designed primarily to prepare secondary teachers for work in rural Alaska.
Program Mission and Overview: The Alaska Transition to Teaching program is funded by the United States Department of Education and is a collaborative effort between the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and the public school districts that use the program.
Eligibility and How to Apply:
To be eligible for the AK2T program, candidates must not have a teaching certificate. They must also pass a background check and go through an interview and screening process. In addition, candidates must meet the following criteria:
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university in an endorsable area.
A GPA of 2.5 or higher.
A passing grade on the Praxis I test in writing, reading and math.