Education

Kodiakans can become an educator without leaving the island!

With a shortage of qualified Early Childhood (EC) educators across Alaska and the nation, UAA’s programs meet the needs of high-demand careers. 

 

Occupational Endorsement Certificate

The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) is an easy entry to the university where students earn a workforce development certificate in infant and toddler development with only 18 credits. 

Associate of Applied Science

The OEC credits lead to the AAS in Early Childhood Development (birth-age 8).

Bachelor of Arts 

 

The AAS then leads into the BA in Early Childhood Education as a 2 + 2 model. Both the OEC and the AAS qualify graduates for positions in child care and other early education organizations.

 

With a shortage of qualified Early Childhood (EC) educators across Alaska and the nation, UAA’s programs meet the needs of high-demand careers. The Occupational Endorsement Certificate (OEC) is an easy entry to the university where students earn a workforce development certificate in infant and toddler development with only 18 credits. These credits lead to the AAS in Early Childhood Development (birth-age 8). The AAS then leads into the BA in Early Childhood Education as a 2 + 2 model. Both the OEC and the AAS qualify graduates for positions in child care and other early education organizations. A BA with teacher licensure provides graduates with even more opportunities, including teaching in public schools PreK-3rd grades and other leadership roles in the field of early care and learning. The Early Childhood programs are meeting the needs of today’s workforce while using innovative teaching strategies for tomorrow. Because of Alaska's current focus on early childhood education, there are numerous opportunities for tuition support for the EC programs!

To learn more about these programs, contact Kitty Deal at kdeal@alaska.edu or (907) 486-1223

Visit the University of Alaska Southeast College of Education for information about:

  • BA, Elementary Education K-8 (UAS)
  • BA, Special Education (UAS)

picture of Kitty Deal, ED faculty

Kodiak College also supports educators who work with young children through the UAA Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Development which is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development

The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development (AAS in ECD) is a program that prepares paraeducators and other professionals to work in early care and education settings, including the public school system. The program prepares students to work with young children from the ages of birth to age eight years. Unique features of the program include a foundation in content with coursework in child development and families. Candidates engage in field experiences throughout their coursework to directly apply teaching and learning principles. In addition, candidates engage in a semester-long practicum experience. This program is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

 

Kodiak Education Majors Find Support in Club ED

Munartet Project at Kodiak College

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education