How to Become an Education Administrator in Alaska
Learn how to become an Education Administrator or School Principal in Alaska.
If you plan to become an education administrator, school principal, or superintendent in the Alaska public school system, you will need a Type B Administrative Certificate.
- Completion of an authorized educator education program in school administration and a signed Institutional Recommendation by the program’s dean
- If you are applying for the Superintendent endorsement, you must successfully complete an authorized Superintendency program from a regionally accredited institution and include a singed Institutional Recommendation by the program’s dean
- Master’s degree from a regionally credited institution
- Six semester hours of credit during the 5 years preceding the application
- 3 semester hours of authorized Alaska Studies
- 3 semester hours of authorized Multicultural Studies
The Type B Administrative Certificate does not require an additional assessment to be passed beyond the Praxis I and II, which you have already passed to acquire Alaska educator licensure.
Classroom Teaching Experience Requirements
To be qualified for the Type B Administrative Certificate, you need authentication of 3 years of full-time licensed teaching experience. If you apply for the extra Superintendent endorsement, you must have 5 years of full-time licensed teaching experience and 1 year of full-time licensed experience as an education administrator.
Document and Application Requirements
Send a completed, signed, and notarized application for Type B Initial Administrative Certification to the Alaska EED along with:
- Application fees
- Fingerprint card
- Official transcripts
- Authentication of experience
- Institutional recommendation
Mail the above info to Department of Education & Early Development, Educator Education and Certification, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500 Juneau, AK 99811-0500
Background Check Requirements
All Alaska school education administrators must undergo a criminal history background check. You must submit 1 FBI Fingerprint Card with your Type B Administrative Certificate application. Contact Educator Certification at EED at [email protected] if you need to have 1 mailed to you.
Any queries about Alaska administrative or superintendent preparation programs can be directed to the institution housing the program.
Additional queries about the process for Alaska Type B Administrative Certification may be directed to the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Educator Education & Certification at (907) 465-2831, or by visiting the EED website.