Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


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
Tara Maltby tmaltby@alaska.edu 907-786-4867

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

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

Applying for Certification

  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 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. When 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.

State-Approved Verification Form (formerly Institutional Recommendation) Requests

If you need a State-Approved Verification Form you may fill out the State-Approved Program Verification Form. UAA will review your records to make sure you are eligible. The process can take three to six weeks.