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The UAF School of Education trains people for careers in professional education. Course work and fieldwork in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs lead to state of Alaska "Type A” teaching certificates in elementary and secondary education. These programs prepare the professional educator for Alaska’s unique geographic, cultural and linguistic conditions.

Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate degree programs are available to students on the Fairbanks campus and by distance delivery to rural areas. The School of Education also offers a master’s degree program in guidance and counseling, which leads to the state of Alaska "Type C” certificate. These programs are designed to respond to recent standards developed by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Alaska Teacher, Student and Cultural Standards.

Professional development opportunities at the graduate level include a master of education (M.Ed.) in three areas: cross-cultural education, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and language and literacy. State of Alaska endorsements at the post-baccalaureate level are available in four areas: K-12 Reading, Athabascan Language Education, Bilingual/Multicultural Education and World Language Education.

School of Education faculty are based on the Fairbanks campus as well as at the Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Interior-Aleutians, Kuskokwim and Northwest campuses. Research is focused on issues of formal and non-formal education directly related to Alaska Native people and communities, cross-cultural contexts, distance education, indigenous populations and rural issues.

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