Programs and Degrees

The School of Education offers both undergraduate and graduate teacher education certificates and degrees.

SOE Program                                                                                                                                                                                           UAA Degree                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Endorsement Eligibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Early Childhood Education BA CERT AAS
BA and CERT- Initial Teacher Certification (Pre-K through 3rd grade)
Early Childhood Special Education MEd

MEd - Endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to age Five) on an existing teaching certificate or non-licensure option.

Educational Leadership   MEd Grad CERT MEd and Grad CERT- Type B Certification (Principal)
Elementary Education BA CERT

BA and CERT- Initial Teacher Certification (K-6 Elementary)

Language Education   Grad CERT Grad CERT - ESL Endorsement on an existing teaching certificate
Secondary Education   MAT MAT - Initial Teacher Certification (7-12, K-12 Music, or K-12 Phys Ed)
Special Education   MEd Grad CERT Minor Grad CERT - Special education endorsement on an existing teaching certificate
Speech-Language Pathology   MS-Joint Minor CERT  
Teaching & Learning   MEd Designed for professionals seeking advanced studies in education. Can be completed via distance. Does not lead to teacher certification or endorsement. 
For further information about our programs and their requirements, visit the UAA E-Catalog.
Alaska certification note: Certification is awarded by the State of Alaska through the Alaska DEED in Juneau. Graduates must meet all requirements specified by DEED at the time of application for certificate.


 Program Abbreviation Guide

MEd Master of Education MAT Master of Arts in Teaching
  MS-Joint Master of Science - East Carolina University affiliated graduate program   
  BA Bachelor of Arts   Minor Minor
  AAS Associate of Applied Science Grad CERT   Graduate Certificate
  CERT Post Baccalaureate Certificate   UG CERT Undergraduate Certificate
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