The College of Education is comprised of a community of educators dedicated to improving the quality of education throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the College 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. Our 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 opportunities across the life span. We are confident that this preparation will result in educators’ significant contributions to society.

Professional and Continuing Education

The Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) facilitates professional development opportunities for educators and other service professionals. PACE works collaboratively with UAA academic units and partner organizations to provide responsive service and support for 500-level courses, workshops, conferences, institutes, and academies. Committed to addressing the community's immediate and changing professional development needs, PACE works closely with school districts, professional societies, and private and government agencies.

Alaska Teacher Certification

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED) is authorized to provide licensure for teachers, special service providers, and administrators in Alaska.