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.

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  • Motto

    Preparing Educators to Transform Lives 

  • Mission
    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.
  • Core Values
    • Intellectual Vitality: Professional educators examine diverse perspectives, engage in research and scholarship, contribute to knowledge and practice, and apply innovations in technology.
    • Collaborative Spirit: Professional educators generate, welcome, and support the collaborative relationships and partnerships that enrich peoples' lives.
    • Inclusiveness and Equity: Professional educators create and advocate for learning communities that advance knowledge and ensure the development, support, and inclusion of peoples' abilities, values, ideas, languages, and expressions.
    • Leadership: Professional educators are committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior in their roles, using professional expertise to improve the communities in which they live and work, and demonstrating the ability to translate theories and principles into transformative educational practice. 
  • Vision

    We are a community of educators dedicated to improving the quality of education and preparing educators to transform lives. Through innovative teaching, research, service, and leadership, we:

    • provide direction that inspires learning, informs the state's educational policy and research agendas, and addresses the challenges of Alaska;
    • call upon diverse cultural knowledge, values, and ways of learning and viewing the world, especially those of Alaska Natives, in order to promote the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical development of educators, learners, families, and communities;
    • contribute to educators' understanding of development and learning from childhood through maturity and respond to the challenges of providing learning across the lifespan;
    • transform the beliefs and practices of educators, families, and communities in order to address the wide spectrum of human abilities in compassionate and innovative ways;
    • prepare educators with appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the judicious use of technology to enhance learning;
    • focus relentlessly on student learning; and
    • engage in dynamic partnerships with the university, community groups, and urban and rural educators to improve the quality of education in Alaska.
  • Accreditation

    The School of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.NCATE

    UAA School of Education Candidate Performance Data

    CAEP Annual Reporting

  • UAA Equity and Compliance

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

    Visit UAA's Equity and Compliance page to learn more about UAA'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 Professional Teaching Practices Commission

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UAA School of Education 

Effective July 1, 2018, UAA's College of Education has been renamed the "School" of Education. This change is a result of the Board of Regents' approval of a single Alaska College of Education to be located at UAS. The Alaska College of Education will coordinate efforts among the three campuses.  The UAA School of Education will continue to offer the same courses, programs and degrees and retain the same accreditation status as the previous College of Education. We look forward to continuing and growing our education programs to support our students and the State of Alaska. 

Our history reaches back to the first University of Alaska post-secondary education courses offered in 1954. The UAA School of Education has nearly 4000 alumni who have completed degrees in the field of Education. Our graduates include educators and other leaders committed to transforming lives.

Come learn with us – the outstanding programs in the School of Education offer certificates, bachelors and masters degrees across an array of educational programs. Join us in engaging in the essential and exhilarating role of shaping the future. Make a difference, teach!

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