Certificate, Local Knowledge Educator

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For admission to certificate programs, official documentation must be provided showing that the applicant:

  1. is at least 18 years old, or
  2. has a high school diploma, or
  3. has a General Educational Development (GED) diploma.

Applicants under the age of 18 who will not have a high school diploma or GED before the start of their first semester are not admissible but may take courses as a nondegree student. Please note that in order to qualify for federal financial aid, students must have either a high school diploma or a GED.


Transfer students are eligible for admission if they left their previous accredited institution(s) in good standing. Admission status will be determined on an individual basis if a student attended an unaccredited/nonregionally accredited postsecondary institution.


High school students may take classes at UAF. There are two enrollment options for students interested in certificate or associate degree programs: Secondary Student Enrollment and TECH PREP. Both have specific registration requirements but do not require admission to UAF.


Home-schooled students may be admitted to an associate or certificate program if the student is at least 18 years old, holds a GED, graduated from a state-sponsored correspondence program with a high school diploma, or with the approval of the director of admissions.

Students must earn a C or better in each course.

Minimum Requirements for Local Knowledge Educator Certificate: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Certificate Requirements
Complete the certificate requirements.
As part of the certificate requirements, complete:
Writing Across Contexts
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context
Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context
College Algebra for Calculus
Practical Math Skills
Intermediate Algebra
Essential Precalculus with Applications
Human Relations
Child Development
Local Knowledge Educator Program Requirements
Complete the following:
ANL F141XBeginning Dene / Athabascan I 13-5
ANL F287Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages 2,33
or ED F486 Media Literacy
ANS F161XIntroduction to Alaska Native Performance3
or ANS F223X Alaska Native Music
ANS F242XIndigenous Cultures of Alaska3
or HIST F115 Alaska, Land and Its People
ED F100Language, Education, Linguistics3
ED F111Teaching for Alaska's Future3
or ED F110 Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century
ED F206Core Practices in Place and Arts-Based Teaching3
or ED F204 Literature for Children