School of Education

The School of Education (SOE) faculty’s mission is to identify, prepare, and strengthen effective teachers who will make sustained contributions to students and the education profession in rural and urban settings in Alaska and nationally. Our vision is that graduates will become informed, reflective, and responsive educators within diverse classroom, school and community contexts.

While mastering competencies stated in the Alaska Standards for Teachers, candidates also demonstrate the following goals/outcomes that are at the core of SOE’s conceptual framework:

Goal/Outcome 1: Articulate, maintain, and develop a philosophy of education that they also demonstrate in practice.

Goal/Outcome 2: Understand how human development affects learning and apply that understanding to practice.

Goal/Outcome 3: Differentiate instruction with respect for individual and cultural characteristics.

Goal/Outcome 4: Possess current academic content knowledge.

Goal/Outcome 5: Facilitate learning by using assessment to guide planning, instruction, and modification of teaching practice.

Goal/Outcome 6: Create and manage a stimulating, inclusive and safe learning community in which students take intellectual risks and work independently and collaboratively

Goal/Outcome 7: Work as partners with parents, families and the community.

Goal/Outcome 8: Develop and maintain professional, moral, and ethical attitudes, behaviors, relationships, and habits of mind.

Goal/Outcome 9: Use technology effectively, creatively, and wisely.

Teacher Education Accreditation

The School of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), www.caepnet.org.

This accreditation covers initial and advanced teacher preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. CAEP is recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

Education Programs

Our programs place special emphasis on diverse needs of students, up-to-date technology and strong field-based experiences. Programs are available on the Juneau campus or are offered in Southeast Alaska and other parts of the state through e-Learning.

All students take Orientation to Online Tools for SOE Programs in the first semester of their program as a zero credit course.

The education faculty emphasizes active, engaged learning that will result in reflective and critical thinking as opposed to passive listening, memorizing, and rote learning. Course work requires the application of theory into practice in field settings. UAS education graduates seeking employment have experienced successful placement throughout Alaska and the country. In addition, our advanced degree programs offer a variety of opportunities for teachers to advance their learning and take leadership roles in their fields.

Available via e-Learning except as noted.

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Education

Graduate Certificates

Campus Key

J=Juneau

K=Ketchikan

S=Sitka

D=Distance Learning/e-Learning

Dean
Deborah Eville Lo

Faculty

Susan Andrews
Term Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau

Heather L Batchelder
Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau

Jill Burkert
Associate Professor of Education
Juneau

Michael L. Byer
Adjunct Faculty of Education
Juneau

Marjorie Fields
Professor of Education, Emeritus
Juneau

Virgil Fredenberg
Professor of Education
Juneau

Lee Graham
Associate Professor of Education
Juneau

Elizabeth Hartley
Term Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau

Alberta Jones
Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau

Martin Laster
Associate Professor of Education
Juneau

Jeffrey Lofthus
Professor of Education
Juneau

Angela A Lunda
Term Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau

Dave Marvel
Professor of Education
Juneau

Jason Ohler
Professor of Education, Emeritus
Juneau

Lawrence Lee Oldaker
Professor of Education, Emeritus
Juneau

Lisa K Richardson
Assistant Professor of Education
Juneau

Jerry Schoenberger
Term Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Juneau

Katy Spangler
Professor of Education
Juneau