Certificate, Local Knowledge Educator
For admission to certificate programs, official documentation must be provided showing that the applicant:
- is at least 18 years old, or
- has a high school diploma, or
- 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
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.|
|Complete the certificate requirements.|
|As part of the certificate requirements, complete:|
|Writing Across Contexts|
or COJO F121X
|Introduction to Interpersonal Communication|
or COJO F131X
|Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context|
or COJO F141X
|Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context|
|College Algebra for Calculus|
or ECE F117
|Practical Math Skills|
or MATH F105
or MATH F122X
|Essential Precalculus with Applications|
|Local Knowledge Educator Program Requirements|
|Complete the following:|
|ANL F141X||Beginning Dene / Athabascan I 1||3-5|
|ANL F287||Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages 2,3||3|
|or ED F486||Media Literacy|
|ANS F161X||Introduction to Alaska Native Performance||3|
|or ANS F223X||Alaska Native Music|
|ANS F242X||Indigenous Cultures of Alaska||3|
|or HIST F115||Alaska, Land and Its People|
|ED F100||Language, Education, Linguistics||3|
|ED F111||Teaching for Alaska's Future||3|
|or ED F110||Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century|
|ED F206||Core Practices in Place and Arts-Based Teaching||3|
|or ED F204||Literature for Children|
or another 3-5 credit Alaska Native Language course ending in X
of RAHI Local Languages Preservation Class
can substitute for ED F486 Media Literacy