Bachelor's Degree Program
The bachelor’s in elementary education is a hands-on program that prepares you for high-demand teaching careers in Alaska and across the country. Numerous fieldwork experiences, including a year-long internship, complement coursework in a wide range of content areas. Our program also integrates resources, knowledge and experiences unique to Alaska—offering unique insights and training specific to the geographic and cultural context of our state.
With close connections to school districts across the Alaska, and a team of expert advisors to guide your every step, we provide the breadth of opportunities and personal support to take you where you want to go. Count on finding a job when you graduate, or even sooner. Many of our students are offered teaching positions while still in school.
You can complete the elementary education degree, including the internship, from anywhere in Alaska.
What Is Elementary Education?
Elementary education is the primary education that comes after preschool and before middle school. Grade levels taught by elementary teachers will vary by region—our program covers kindergarten through grade eight. In addition to possessing content knowledge in a broad range of subject areas, elementary education teachers must be skilled lesson planners, effective collaborators and energetic classroom leaders who can engage students with different learning styles. Elementary education majors should enjoy working with children and look forward to making a positive difference in the lives of young students and families.
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Why Study Elementary Education at UAF?
Find out why UAF is one of the top colleges for elementary education in Alaska. These are some of the ways that earning your bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will set you up for success.
The UAF School of Education does a phenomenal job of preparing undergraduate students for classroom teaching. From day one, the School of Education ensures that students have the knowledge, skills and experience needed to smoothly transition into their future teaching career.Owen Fulton, UAF education major
What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education?
Our graduates are successful teachers in rural and urban school districts across Alaska. Some also go on to teach elementary education in other parts of the country and even in international schools. Almost all of our elementary education majors find teaching jobs within a year of graduation, and many are offered positions through our internship and field placement programs.
What Classes Are Required for Elementary Education Majors?
The bachelor’s in elementary education provides broad content knowledge in four key academic areas: math, science, language arts and social studies. Professional coursework that focuses on the application of theory, research and practice in real school environments complements concurrent field placement experiences.
Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
Take the next step toward earning your degree in elementary education. We have the resources to help you get started.
Have questions? Our expert advisors are here to guide you every step of the way. Let us know how we can help.
Transferring to UAF? We can walk you through the process and help make sure you get the most out of the credits you’ve earned.