Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is a professional degree nationally recognized by the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The degree is offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning, which is part of the College of Education. Unique features of the program include an emphasis on culturally responsive teaching in Alaska’s context; a strong liberal studies focus; exposure to a range of teaching and curriculum design approaches, including integration of educational technology; and focused field experiences, developmentally sequenced and in a variety of school/classroom settings. The degree includes practical experiences that build to the final semester, an internship in a public school classroom.
Students who wish to explore teaching as a profession are encouraged to take EDFN A101, Introduction to Education. This class provides a comprehensive introduction to the K-12 system and allows students to observe education in a local school.
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