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School of Education

M.Ed. Degree and Postbaccalaureate Licensures

Minimum Requirements for Art K-12 Licensure: 34 credits;
Elementary Postbaccalaureate Licensure: 39 credits;
Secondary Postbaccalaureate Licensure: 31-37 credits;
Special Education K-12 Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program Certificate of Completion: 24-27 credits;
M.Ed.: 30-39 credits

The University of Alaska Fairbanks complies fully with the institutional reporting requirements mandated in Title II of the Higher Education Act Amendments of 1998. Please contact the School of Education for a copy of the complete report.

The UAF School of Education prepares students from across Alaska, as well as from other states and nations, to work in urban and rural Alaska and to work with multicultural and minority — especially Alaska Native — students. To fulfill our commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for the state’s rural and Native populations, faculty actively and knowledgeably utilize educational technology to deliver all School of Education programs to students in most areas of the state.

The School of Education offers programs in elementary education, secondary education, counseling, curriculum and instruction, and reading at both the postbaccalaureate and Master of Education degree levels. During their internships, candidates pay an additional fee. Charges are added to fee statements each semester.

The UAF School of Education is approved by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to recommend its students for Alaska licensure as elementary and secondary teachers and school counselors. Courses are available on-site and by distance delivery through the Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, Interior Alaska, Chukchi, and Northwest campuses, as well as on the Fairbanks campus. Faculty research in cross-cultural studies, curriculum and instruction, language and literacy, and small rural schools support the mission of the School of Education.

Priority for enrollment in field-based courses is given to rural students formally admitted to degree and licensure programs. All inquiries should be addressed to one of the rural campuses or to the School of Education’s Student Services office.

Candidates for all School of Education programs are required to have a laptop computer and iPad. This computer may be of any type but enable candidates to meet School of Education requirements. Laptop and iPad requirements and purchase information can be viewed here. If you have questions about how a laptop of iPad purchase can fit into your financial aid package, please contact the UAF Financial Aid Office.

Licensure Information

UAF education programs are approved by the Alaska State Board of Education standards and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. For information about these programs contact one of the School of Education academic advisors.

The State of Alaska requires that all initial applicants for a teaching certificate provide evidence of passing Alaska qualifying scores on the Praxis I Academic Skills Assessment, including the Pre-Professional Skills Test and/or the Computer-Based Academic Skills Assessment. For additional information, visit the website of the State Department of Education and Early Development at