Certification Quesitons

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Certification Quesitons

Postby abstir6 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:18 am

Hey guys...

I am certified Math 5-9 and Elementary K-6. When I received my "yellow card" from Alaska my certificate for Alaska only shows Math 5-9, which is fine as that is what I really want.

My question is: I recently certified in Florida for Math 9-12 also. I called the Alaska Cert office to see how I can get this added to my Alaska certificate so I'll be eligible to teach high school math (Algebra and Geom) and she advised Alaska does not allow me to add an additional certification. I wasn't really understanding what she meant.

Does anyone have a little more clarity on this? The lady I spoke to did say I "should" be eligivle to teach HS math in Alaska, but that it wouldn't be on my certificate.

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Re: Certification Quesitons

Postby Transplant2AK » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:16 am

After a quick Google search, I found this:

https://education.alaska.gov/teachercer ... ements.pdf

I'm not sure if that will help, but it might be a place to start.
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Re: Certification Quesitons

Postby Johncn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:00 am


Your situation and the right answer will depend on lots of factors we don't have access to regarding your background, the training program you were in, and EED's interpretation of what is acceptable for districts to decide. EED provides guidance on "highly qualified", but allows districts to assign you to the age range / subject area they see as a good fit.

I heartily recommend you attend this Thursday's live chat and ask EED's Certification Guru Sondra Meredith your basic questions, She makes the policy guidlines for EED's staff,


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