A majority of Alabama’s agriscience teachers came through a traditional route by receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriscience Education from a state institution and therefore receiving a certificate to teach agriscience education in the state. There are alternate routes for individuals to become agriscience teachers today. All routes have some similarities. Passing the Praxis II in Agriculture is one of those. For more information on the Praxis II, click here.
Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and who had a GPA of at least 2.75 may be eligible to become an agriscience teacher. This process is called a Career and Technical Education Provisional Certificate (Formerly called CT-ABC). For more information on this process, click here.
Additional Teaching Field
Teachers certified in another area can seek an additional certification in agriscience education after two years of classroom experience by meeting certain criteria. For more information click here.
An individual who holds a valid professional certificate in a teaching field or area of instructional support that has been issued by another state, a U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) may meet requirements for Alabama certification if Alabama offers comparable certification in terms of area/grade levels/degree level. For more information click here.