Please use the link above to submit all credentials for approval. The green Certificate Number Lookup link will allow you to enter the T-Cert Teacher Number if the candidate has an Alabama Teacher Certificate on file with the Alabama State Department of Education and/or college transcripts. By selecting your region, the Regional Director will automatically receive the credential approval request and will reply accordingly.
The applicable credential requirement for teachers and paraprofessionals working in a First Class Pre-K Program supported by OSR, local or Title I funds is as follows:
Lead teacher must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, at minimum.
Lead teacher must have specialized training in early childhood field. Those holding Early Childhood/Elementary or Elementary degrees must have 18 semester hours of approved Early Childhood or Child Development coursework from an accredited institution.
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must possess a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, equivalent credential or 9 semester hours of approved coursework in the field of Early Childhood Education or Child Development.