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Alaska College of Education

The Alaska College of Education at UAS provides programs designed to meet the needs of those with a calling to become teachers, and those who are already in the profession. UAS has a strong tradition of preparing educators, principals, and administrators of excellence who demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the lives of students. Through undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, UAS is providing high level training and preparation to the next generation of Alaska's teachers.

With available online learning, future teachers can study from anywhere, and at their own pace. Through PITAAS (Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools) UAS is creating opportunities for Alaska's Indigenous teachers, guiding them on their mission to provide a culturally significant and multifaceted education to the state's diverse student population.

Impacted by UAA School of Education's loss of CAEP accreditation?

Contact Louisa Cryan at lrhayes@alaska.edu or (907) 796-6429 for help with a seamless transfer to UAS.

Education Degrees

 
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Student Experience

Sharing a Love of Teaching

Student Felicia Hope (B.A. Elementary Ed) shares stories about her inspiration to pursue a career in elementary education. Felica's love of working with students, particularly those who need a little extra help, motivates her studies at the Alaska College of Education.

Cohort Class Groups

UAS utilizes a cohort model for our education programs, enabling students to learn together and support each other. Students make friends and connections while progressing through the teaching and school administrator programs.

PITAAS Scholarship

The PITAAS program (Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska’s Schools) is designed to meet the need for Indigenous teachers in Alaska. The PITAAS program offers scholarships to offset expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

Learning Environments

On-site Student Teaching

UAS teacher education programs are designed to allow students to study from their own communities. Students gain experience in the classroom with on-site student teaching opportunities in their home school district.

Learning On-Campus

Attending classes on-campus provides ready access to professors and on-campus resources like the learning centers, libraries, student services, and more. Traditional classrooms and specialty classrooms with a range of technologies create vital spaces to connect and learn from each other.

“I was able to complete my student teaching in my hometown where I will be working and beginning my career.”

Program Faculty

Steve Atwater, Ph.D.

Steve Atwater, Ph.D.

Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education

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Susan M. Andrews

Susan M. Andrews

Assistant Professor of Education

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Heather L. Batchelder, Ph.D.

Heather L. Batchelder, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

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Jill Burkert, Ph.D.

Jill Burkert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

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Scott Christian, Ph.D.

Scott Christian, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean

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Virgil G. Fredenberg, Ed.D.

Virgil G. Fredenberg, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

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Elizabeth A. Hartley, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Hartley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

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Alberta Jones, Ph.D.

Alberta Jones, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

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Jeffrey Lofthus, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Lofthus, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

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Angela A. Lunda, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor of Education

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Dave Marvel, Ed.D.

Dave Marvel, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

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Jerry Schoenberger, M.A.

Jerry Schoenberger, M.A.

Assistant Professor Educational Leadership

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Katy L. Spangler, Ph.D.

Katy L. Spangler, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

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