AECTP and Praxis II Testing Introduction
Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program
The Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) applies to individuals who are seeking initial certification which is defined as the first issuance of a certificate in a teaching field or instructional support area in which the individual has not previously held an Alabama Professional Educator Certificate. The AECTP consists of basic skills assessments and subject assessments. The basic skills assessments consist of the Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Writing assessments from the ACT WorkKeys System. Please visit the Alabama Department of Education for testing details.
The subject assessments consist of selected tests from the Praxis II: Subject Assessments that are administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Both tests must be successfully passed before the Alabama State Department of Education can issue a teaching certification.