Alaska- State Information

Advocacy Leadership Force member: Nancy Dredoppel
ALF Member Email:

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

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


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




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

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


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)
Praxis II: Music Content
Knowledge (5113) or Music
Content and Instruction
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)
$200 application
$60 fingerprinting
Yes 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