Why UAF School of Education?

The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty and staff strive to model, in their interactions with candidates at both the preservice and graduate levels, the three critical characteristics that our candidates embody when they leave the program: professional, culturally responsive, and effective. These characteristics form the basis for our graduates’ continued professional development and the formation of healthy and respectful relationships with their students, families and communities in which they live and work.

In this spirit, the School of Education is committed to preparing and retaining the best possible K-12 educators for this far north, geographically, culturally and linguistically diverse state. UAF’s School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate level programs to students across the state through distance delivered instruction and the opportunity for educational internships in Alaska’s diverse school districts. Face to face coursework is available in both Fairbanks and Anchorage for our most popular teacher certification programs.

Our degrees, programs & departments

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Elementary Education

A UAF School of Education students interacts with secondary students
Secondary Education

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Special Education

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Graduate Degrees

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Special Programs

News & events

  • Five people standing in a classroom space with work tables and colorful posters on the walls. Two of them stand working together at a table: One holds a caribou hide mukluk and the other is lifting papers from a storage bin.

    UAF School of Education earns CAEP accreditation

    May 29, 2024

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education recently earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CAEP accreditation signifies that UAF has met rigorous, nationally recognized standards developed to ensure excellence in teacher preparation programs.

  • UAF School of Education receives CAEP accreditation

    May 22, 2024

    UAF teacher licensure programs have earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation in spring 2024. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, and quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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