College 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.Getting Started
Welcome to the College of Education!
My Amazing Story
Hello, I am Paul Deputy, the dean of the College of Education. My amazing story is that I was called out of retirement to lead the College of Education and further the substantial initiatives that the faculty and staff have started. In addition to offering a number of degrees, certificates, and minors, many of which have been recently revised and implemented, we continue to reach out and strengthen our foundation for undergraduate and graduate education. One notable effort is the Teaching & Learning program which is experiencing amazing growth and vitality. Early Childhood rocks with a job rate of nearly 100% for students who graduate. I could tell you amazing things about each program and you will hear more about them over time.
Your Amazing Stories
When I first visited the Campus in March 2015, I was struck by the theme, "Amazing Stories." When you think about it, each individual is a unique miracle who was born different than anybody who ever lived, or who ever will. You may not think of yourself as amazing, but you are. Who could tell stories of who you are, what you do, and your vision for contributing to others better than you? I have already met so many amazing people in the time that I've been here and I can't wait to meet even more.
COE Amazing Stories
Congratulations to COE students Sophie Leshan and Nina Lee and their mentors, Kathryn Ohle and Hattie Harvey! Sophie and Nina were both recently awarded undergraduate research awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
Sophie Leshan received a $481 award for “Examining Perceptions of Kindergarten Readiness.” Sophie will be working with Kathryn and Hattie, looking at how teachers determine whether or not a child is considered ready for kindergarten as a continuation of the project, “Understanding the Alaska Developmental Profile”.
Nina Lee received a $1,090 award for “Fostering Literacy and Language Development Through Multi-Lingual Children’s Books.” Nina will be working with Kathryn, examining how teachers use bilingual books on the Unite for Literacy website and developing resource materials for parents.
Both students will receive a $500 stipend after they complete their oral and poster presentations at the 2017 Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium in April.