Local Knowledge Educator Certificate
Complete the following admission requirements:
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/non-regionally accredited post-secondary 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.
Minimum Requirements for Local Knowledge Educator Certificate: 30 credits
Students must earn a C or better in each course.
|General University Requirements
|Complete the general university requirements.
|Complete the certificate requirements.
|As part of the certificate requirements, complete the following:
|Writing Across Contexts
or COM F121X
|Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
or COM F131X
|Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context
or COM 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:
|Beginning Dene / Athabascan I 1
|Teaching Methods for Alaska Native Languages 2,3
|or ED F486
|Introduction to Alaska Native Performance
|or ANS F223X
|Alaska Native Music
|or ANS F202X
|Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance
|Indigenous Cultures of Alaska
|or HIST F115
|Alaska, Land and Its People
|Language, Education, Linguistics
|Teaching for Alaska's Future
|Core Practices in Place and Arts-Based Teaching
|or ED F204
|Literature for Children
Or another 3-5 credit Alaska Native Language course ending in X
Or RAHI Local Languages Preservation Class
Can substitute for ED F486 Media Literacy