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The UAF School of Education prepares professional educators for Alaska's unique geographic, cultural and linguistic conditions. Course work and fieldwork in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs are available to students on the Fairbanks campus and by distance delivery to rural areas. Programs offered respond to recent standards developed by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Alaska Teacher, Student and Cultural Standards.
Undergraduate degree programs and post-baccalaureate endorsement programs lead to State of Alaska teaching certificates in elementary and secondary education. Our guidance and counseling program leads to a master's degree and a state of Alaska "Type C" certificate. Professional development programs leading to state of Alaska endorsements include Alaska Native Language Education, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, and World Language Education. Professional development programs leading to master of education (M.Ed.) degrees include counseling, cross-cultural education, curriculum and instruction, elementary, language and literacy, reading, and secondary.
School of Education faculty are based on the Fairbanks, Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Interior-Aleutians, Kuskokwim and Northwest campuses. Faculty research focuses 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.
The School of Education Advising Office offers experienced, full-time personnel who provide advice about SOE programs on a drop-in or appointment basis and provide appropriate referrals for financial aid and other information students and interns need. School of Education rural grants, in partnership with rural school districts and UAF community campuses, provide various types of support for rural and Alaska Native students seeking to become teachers, counselors and school leaders.