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.
News & events
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.
Invitation to join Arts, Humanities and STEMM Integration Working Group
September 16, 2021
This expanding group of UAF faculty, students, staff, researchers and administrators works to advance the integration of arts, humanities and STEMM at UAF.
May 9, 2023
The School of Education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) the week of October 1, 2023. The site team will be reviewing all initial teaching licensure programs and the advanced Special Education program. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Comments will be accepted up to six weeks before the site visit. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).
UAF Recognized for National Excellence in Educator PrepDecember 3, 2018The UAF School of Education is now 1 of 196 providers in the U.S. meeting new, rigorous CAEP national accreditation standards to better prepare tomorrow’s teachers.Read article (PDF)
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