Alaska Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide
This guide to Alaska teacher preparation programs is meant to provide aspiring teachers with the most relevant options for pursuing teaching degrees in Alaska. There are quite a few well-known colleges and universities in the state that offer programs focused on preparing new teachers for a long career in the educational sector. For more information, scroll down to find a list of accredited teacher preparation programs as well student reviews. Whether you’re fresh out of college or looking to change your current career, our guide to teaching schools in Alaska can help you find a program that fits your individual needs and personal career goals.
- There are five colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in Alaska.1
- Four colleges and universities offer a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
- Highest graduation rate*: Alaska Pacific University, 52%.1
- Highest transfer-out rate*: Alaska Pacific University, 32%.1
- Highest net price per year*: Alaska Pacific University, $31,3971
- Lowest net price per year*: University of Alaska Southeast, $8,827.1
- Annual undergraduate tuition range for teaching degree programs in Alaska*: $18,176-$$29,810.2
- Two schools ranked in US News Regional Universities (West) Rankings in 2013 (top 100): University of Alaska-Anchorage (58) and Alaska Pacific University (66).
- Two schools ranked in Forbes Top Colleges List (top 500): University of Alaska Fairbanks (291) and University of Alaska Anchorage (493).
- Four teacher programs are accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP (see below).*
*For 4-year colleges and universities with teacher degree programs.
Profiles of Well-Known Schools
University of Alaska Anchorage: The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s flagship university and has been educating the state’s future teachers, counselors and administrators since 1954. The College of Education is one of the largest school’s on campus as Education is the second most popular major behind nursing. The University of Alaska Anchorage is unique in that it offers extended pathways to degrees by offering two-year associate’s degrees not typically offered at most universities. The most popular education degree continues to be Elementary Education which prepares students to be classroom instructors at the K-8 levels. Other majors available at UAA include undergraduate and graduate offerings in postsecondary education (including specialty areas such as reading, history, math, science, etc.), counseling, administration, special education and school psychology.
Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Programs
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated 1,100 college programs that prepare teachers for the classroom (Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report). No programs in Alaska made the “honor roll” of 3 stars or higher. Read more about the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report.
The following teacher preparation programs in Alaska received the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality:
University of Alaska Anchorage (Graduate Secondary)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (Undergraduate Elementary)
The following reviewed schools were cited as problematic (no stars):
University of Alaska Anchorage (Undergraduate Elementary)
University of Alaska Anchorage (Graduate Special Education)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (Graduate Secondary)
Teacher Preparation Programs Accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP
- Alaska Pacific University
- University of Alaska Anchorage
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- University of Alaska Southeast
Read more about the CAEP, NCATE, and TEAC accrediting bodies.
School Programs for Becoming a Teacher in Alaska
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Schools with Teaching Degree Programs in Alaska
Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801-8697
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/?degree=4-year&state=AK&major=education&sort=best