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Median Pay1: $69,474

Teacher Reciprocity Requirements2:  Alaska Department of Education

  • Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited school and state-approved teacher preparation program.
  • Testing Requirements: Basic Competency Exam – See the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development for accepted exams.
  • Temporary Certificate Offered?: Non-renewable one-year Tier I Initial Certificate while meeting state requirements.
  • Other Notes: Must pass Praxis Subject Assessments to earn a Professional renewable certificate. Must take a state-approved course in Alaska Studies and Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Communication.


  • Teacher Pensions Overall Grade3: D – Click here to see why.
    • Immediate vesting.
    • Employees/employers do NOT pay social security tax and therefore are NOT eligible for social security benefits.
    • Portable plan available and all new teachers are enrolled in this program.

1Median Pay: sourced from 2018 data collected by National Education Association (NEA). See their Full Report for more information.

2Teacher Reciprocity: sourced from data aggregated by Teacher Certification Degrees. View the full state-by-state list here. Additionally, in some states special considerations for reciprocity, application expedition, fee waivers, etc. may be available to teachers married to activity duty military personnel; be sure to contact the respective State Dept. Of Education to learn more.

3Teacher Pensions Rating: sourced from Visit their website to learn about their mission or view a State Comparison.