Minimum Completion Requirements for Certification Programs

Successful completion of the following minimum requirements may qualify a candidate for Class B certification. Currently in Alabama this certificate is valid for five years.


1. Satisfactory completion of the State Board of Education approved program.

2. Minimum overall grade-point average of 2.5 on all work attempted at the University
of South Alabama.

3. Minimum Program grade-point average of 2.75 (including transfer work).

4. Minimum grade-point average of 2.75 in Professional Studies (including transfer

5. Minimum grade-point average of 2.75 in the Teaching Field (including transfer work).

6. No grade below “C” in Professional Studies.

7. Demonstrated readiness to teach through on-the-job performances as a student teacher
as determined by an evaluation plan approved by the State Board of Education.

8. Satisfactory completion of the student teaching experience.

9. A minimum of 32 of the last 45 semester hours of work must be earned in residence at
the University of South Alabama.

10. A junior college student can transfer no more than 64 semester hours toward the
Bachelor of Science degree requirements.

11. A satisfactory score on a comprehensive examination covering Professional Studies
and the Teaching Field(s).

12. A passing score on all areas of the Alabama Prospective Teacher Test (APTT).

13. Satisfactory performance on the Alabama Professional Studies Assessment and the
appropriate PRAXIS II test.

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