Student Services

Please contact the Program Leads listed below for advising.

Early Childhood Education
Associate of Applied Science
Hilary Seitz hjseitz@alaska.edu 907-786-4872

Educational Leadership
Master of Education or Graduate Certificate
Ginger Blackmon glblackmon@alaska.edu 907-786-1645

Language Education 
Graduate Certificate
Cathy Coulter cacoulter@alaska.edu 907-786-4457

Special Education
Master of Education or Graduate Certificate
Krista James kpjames@alaska.edu 

Teaching & Learning
Master of Education
Tim Jester tejester@alaska.edu 907-786-1666

The programs listed above are fully accredited and admitting new students.

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Applying for Certification During Covid-19

  1. If you have completed a UAA program that results in a certification or endorsement, apply for graduation from UAA.
  2. Complete the UAA School of Education application for the State-Approved Program Verification Form.
  3. UAA School of Education will verify that you've met the requirements of your program and complete the State-Approved Program Verification Form. Due to Covid-19 closures, the form will be emailed directly to the State of Alaska DEED Office from the School of Education.
  4. You will be notified via email from the School of Education when the form has been sent to the state. At that time, you should contact DEED and let them know your State-Approved Program Verification Form is in holding at DEED. They will then let you know how to submit your application packet to them. DEED can be reached at 907-465-2831 or tcwebmail@alaska.gov.
  5. After you receive the email regarding your State-Approved Program Verification Form from UAA, you can order your official transcripts. Prior to ordering your transcript, you are strongly encouraged to view your unofficial transcript on uaonline to verify the CAEP posting has been completed. Verification forms can take three to six weeks to be completed.
  6. Once you have the certification application in order, make a copy of the packet for your own records then mail the originals to DEED.

Applying for Certification or Endorsement

  1. If you have completed a UAA program that results in a certification or endorsement, apply for graduation from UAA.
  2. Complete the UAA School of Education application for the State-Approved Program Verification Form.
  3. Find the appropriate certification form from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED). Follow the directions on the form to complete the application.
    * If you have completed steps two and three and met the requirements of your program, UAA will fill out pages 13-14 of the IR and mail them to you. 
  4. After you receive your State-Approved Verification Form from UAA, you can order your official transcripts. Prior to ordering your transcript, you are strongly encouraged to view your unofficial transcript on uaonline to verify the CAEP posting has been completed. Verification forms can take three to six weeks to be completed.
  5. Once you have the certification application in order, make a copy of the packet for your own records then mail the originals to EED.

Requesting Out-of-State Certification or Endorsement

  1. Complete the UAA School of Education application for the State-Approved Program Verification Form.
  2. Email the form from the state you are requesting certification for to Brenda Henderson. The School of Education will verify that you've met the requirements of your program, complete the form and return it to you.