A Kodiakan can accomplish his/her goal of becoming an educator without leaving the island!
Kodiak College supports the initiative to "grow our own" teacher workforce for our island home. For information on becoming a teacher please contact Kitty Deal at 907-486-1223.Students can work through their general education requirements (GERs) at Kodiak College, then move on to teacher preparation programs through our partner College of Education at UAS.
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).
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).