Alaska- State Information

Advocacy Leadership Force member: Nancy Dredoppel
ALF Member Email: nddreydoppel@gmail.com

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/19/2021
Adjourns: 90th Legislative Day

Meeting Virtually

Cross-Over Deadline None Given
Budget Deadline None given
Introduction Deadlines  
Governor Mike Dunleavy (R)
Education Committee Chairs

House- Co-Chairs Harriet Drummond and Andi Story

Senate- Chair Gary Stevens, Vice Chair Shelley Hughes

Partisan Split Senate- R    House- R
House Clerk Contact 907-465-3725
Senate Secretary Contact 907-465-3701
Carryover to 2022 Yes

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
Meeting Schedule Meets quarterly – often Juneau – on main page for details

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director

Courtney Preziosi , Education Administrator
courtney.preziosi@alaska.gov
907-465-3826

Title IV Director Kami Moore, 907-465-2939
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations Total amount for AK included on Title IV website. No specific
district level allocations avialable.
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Some forms due July 1

State Certification Information

State

Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment

Reciprocity

Fees*

 

*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:

Updated

General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge

NASDTEC Member

Additional Coursework

Yes/No

More information can be found at:

AK Music K-12 Initial (2-3 year)
Professional (5-year)
Master (10-year)
Praxis I: Core Academic
Skills for Educators
(CASE) or other approved
exam (see website)
https://education.alaska.go
v/teachercertification/prax
Praxis II: Music Content
Knowledge (5113) or Music
Content and Instruction
(5114)
None No Yes Possible additional testing and/or
coursework; Approved Alaska Studies
and Multicultural/Cross-Cultural
Communication Courses; Mandatory
training on sexual abuse, suicide,
dating violence, and alcohol and drug
related disabilities (see website)
https://education.alaska.gov/teachercer
tification/certification/initial
$200 application
$60 fingerprinting
Yes https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/certification/typem https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Alaska Smart Start 2020: School Re-Opening Guidance

Each school district will decide when and if to reopen buildings. The state departments of education and health created a framework and guidance to help districts as they decide how to provide instruction.


Title IV Success Stories