Alaska Transition to Teaching (AKT2)

Candidate Timeline

The Alaska Transition to Teaching program consists of six phases:

Phase I

Phase II
Deadline November

Phase III
January - May

Phase IV
April - July

Phase V
Two School Years

Phase VI
End of Year Two


Application and Invitational Screening and

Spring Online Pre-service Learning

Summer Field Experience and Cultural Workshop

Teacher of Record

Final Evaluation

Submit online AKT2

Complete Phase II application:

  • Application form
  • Official transcripts
  • Fingerprint cards
  • Praxis I scores
  • Letters of reference
  • Resume

Attend January screening and interview in Anchorage

  • Interview
  • Article Discussion
  • Mini-lesson
  • Online tools training

Complete online pre-service coursework:

  • Professional Development video instruction
  • Self-paced assessments
  • Online forums
  • Classroom observations
  • Bi-weekly webinars

Pass Praxis II test in a core academic subject

Apply for teaching position in a partner district

Complete six-week intensive on-site pre-service coursework in Alaska:

  • Classroom internship with host teacher
  • Standards-based instruction
  • Deliver mini-lessons
  • ANHC cultural workshop

Must obtain secondary teaching position in partner district to enter Phase V

Apply for Initial Teacher Certificate

Fulfill all teaching responsibilities in own classroom in rural Alaska

Submit documents to complete ITP

Receive support from ASMP Mentor, AKT2 staff, and PLC

Teach two years in a partner district

Submit portfolio of artifacts that demonstrate proficiency as a teacher

Complete final interview

Obtain recommendation from district superintendent or designee

Receive state recommendation for teacher certification

IMPORTANT: Please review the testing dates and locations offered by ETS if you need to take the Praxis I or II tests.