2001-2002 UAF Catalog

Colleges and Schools

Education, School of

Roger Norris-Tull, Dean

The UAF School of Education serves students from Alaska, the nation and worldwide. It is particularly committed to enhancing the educational opportunities for Alaska's rural and Native populations.

The University is responsive to local and regional needs through its main campus in Fairbanks and its branch campuses: Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Northwest, Interior-Aleutians, and its rural education centers. Special strengths exist in the use of educational technology, which provides distance delivery of selected programs to many areas of the state.

The UAF School of Education is approved by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to recommend its students for licensure as elementary and secondary teachers, and school counselors. Education programs include programs offered on the Fairbanks campus and through the branch campus centers. School of Education faculty are located on the Fairbanks campus and UAF's branch campuses in keeping with the school's commitment to prepare educators for rural Alaska. Courses are available on-site and by distance delivery throughout the state. Faculty research in cross-cultural studies, curriculum and instruction, language and literacy, and small and rural schools, supports the mission of the School of Education.