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

  • UAF education program earns 'A' in reading instruction prep

    August 15, 2023

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education has received an "A" grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality for its program preparing future educators to teach reading.

  • UAF highlighted for addressing teacher shortages

    April 07, 2022

    The UAF School of Education was one of nine teacher-preparation programs highlighted in the most recent Department of Education Fact Sheet for its efforts to increase the number of Alaska-prepared teachers in rural Alaska communities.

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