Department of Teaching and Learning (DTL)

The Department of Teaching and Learning (DTL) offers a variety of programs for individuals interested in working as early childhood, elementary and secondary educators. Programs range from the associate level to the master's level and from initial to advanced preparation. Graduates of these programs:

  • Provide leadership in classrooms, childcare settings, districts, community agencies, and the state 

  • Recognize the importance of inclusiveness and equity and follow best practices as they relate to working with diverse peoples

  • Understand that collaboration with families, community agencies and other educators is essential to the success of the children with whom they interact 

  • Serve as models of intellectual vibrancy in their work settings

For individuals new to the profession, the department offers certificate, associate, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs in early childhood education; baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs in elementary education; and a master's degree in secondary education and some K–12 areas. For practicing teachers who seek advanced preparation or additional endorsements, the department offers a master's degree with emphasis areas in early childhood, English for speakers of other languages, professional development, special education, research, literacy,  teacher leadership and the new master's in teaching and learning.


Programs offered by the department: 

Department Contacts

Early Childhood Education
Karen Roth

Masters of Art in Teaching
Mike Mueller, PhD

Elementary Education
Steve Ex, Term Assistant Professor
Kathy Lardner
Administrative Assistant
Department Fax 907-786-4473

  Department of Teaching and Learning is located in the Professional Studies Building suite 225. 


Contact the College of Education Student Services at 907-786-4401

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