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UAF science graduate students

Are you interested in enhancing your teaching skills? UAF now offers a graduate certificate in science teaching and outreach. The program prepares science graduate students for science careers that include teaching and/or communicating science to the public. It does NOT meet the requirements for earning a state teaching certificate and will not allow graduates to apply for certified positions in the K-12 school system. Such training will enhance readiness for college-level teaching and university outreach activities by providing hands-on training and familiarity with pedagogical theory. The certificate is expected to increase competitive ability in the higher education job market.

For more information about the certificate, please contact Laura Conner (ldconner@alaska.edu).

K-12 teachers

The CASE GK-12 program is currently in its last year. However, there are still opportunities to host a science graduate student in your classroom.  Through our Communicating Science course, we place graduate students in K-12 classrooms to teach a series of four related science lessons.  Through our new Science Teaching and Outreach Certificate, we place graduate students in classrooms to develop and teach a science unit. 

If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact Laura Conner (ldconner@alaska.edu).

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