School of Education

  • School of Education

    We prepare educators and support the lifelong learning of professionals to embrace diversity and to be intellectually and ethically strong, resilient, and passionate in their work with Alaska's learners, families, and communities.


School of Education: Preparing Educators to Transform Lives

The mission of the School of Education is to prepare educators and support the lifelong learning of professionals to embrace diversity and to be intellectually and ethically strong, resilient and passionate in their work with Alaska’s learners, families, educators and communities. Programs emphasize the power of learning to transform people’s lives. Across the university, faculty members teach professional educators to work in diverse settings, to form and sustain learning partnerships, and to provide learning across the life span.

The SOE offers undergraduate and graduate curricula and programs designed to prepare personnel for various professional roles related to education in a variety of learning environments. The school offers high-quality distance-delivered coursework in order to improve access for rural students and provide flexible scheduling for practicing educators. Graduate programs are offered entirely online. Undergraduate programs are offered online, in person, and hybrid. The Student Success Office works with faculty and students to support local placements for all students completing internships or other clinical field experiences.

Prospective students can learn more about our degrees and certificates by exploring SOE Programs. Current and former students can explore the Student Success Office resources for support, including applications and program completion verification.


  • School of Education Programs
    The 鶹Ƶɰ汾 School of Education is currently accepting applications for the BA in Early Childhood initial licensure programs (PK-3). Other initial licensure opportunities are available to students in 鶹Ƶɰ汾's service area through the  and .
  • Specialized Accreditations

    The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has continuously accredited the University of Alaska Anchorage (鶹Ƶɰ汾) since 1974. Most School of Education programs also have specialized accreditations. This includes advanced certification/endorsement programs, which are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In accordance with CAEP requirements, supporting evidence on required performance measures is presented annually to inform the public of program outcomes and program impacts.

    Learn more about specialized accreditations.

  • 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Equity & Compliance

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and .

    Visit 鶹Ƶɰ汾's Equity and Compliance page to learn more about 鶹Ƶɰ汾's nondiscrimination policies and Title I, Title IX, Title VI, and Title VII.

    The Alaska Code of Ethics of the Education Profession can be found at . 

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If you are an educator looking to bring a class field trip onto campus to visit the Literacy Lounge or to request a faculty member come into your classroom as a guest speaker, please fill out a Request an Engagement Form. If you do not have a specific date when you want to host the visit/faculty member, please indicate the 1st of the month.

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