UAB will only recommend students for certification if they have successfully completed a State-approved teacher education program and other University requirements. Each student is responsible for submitting a completed certification packet to the Office of Student Services during the semester they intend to finish their approved program. A student who does not apply for their Professional Educator Certificate within five years (60 months) after completing a state approved program may be required to fulfill additional requirements (i.e. testing, and/or coursework).
The Office of Student Services will verify that each student meets all degree and certification requirements after graduation, and submit completed certification packets to the Alabama State Department of Education.