Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in
Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood
and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education
(K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the
Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure
track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council
for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.
The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
Other Educational Opportunities
Students are encouraged to explore educational experiences through a number of education abroad and national or international student exchange opportunities.
Education Abroad Coordinator
Administration & Humanities Building, Room 101Q
The education abroad coordinator serves out-bound students, helping them identify international education opportunities that meet their goals. Early in their studies, students should seek counsel from their academic advisors as well as the education abroad coordinator to identify programs that offer the best fit academically and personally. For more information, go to the Education Abroad website.
Office of Admissions
3901 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99503
UAA International Student Services (ISS) serves in-bound exchange students. The Office of Admissions is the liaison between the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Department of State and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies with the responsibility for issuing required documentation for incoming international students.
Office of the Registrar
3901 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99503
The National Student Exchange is a unique, not-for-profit consortium of nearly 200 accredited, baccalaureate granting colleges and universities within the United States, Canada, Guam, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For more information, contact the UAA Office of the Registrar or visit the NSE website.
UAA supports military personnel and their families throughout the UAA service area through UAA Military Programs. With two locations on Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson (JBER), UAA offers courses for active-duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel; their spouses and dependents; and Department of Defense civilian personnel.
Course offerings support completion of Community College of the Air Force degrees and courses leading to degrees offered by UAA. Classes are offered in a variety of classroom and e-learning formats.
UAA is a GoArmyEd school and participates in the Air Force Education Portal and the My Career Advancement Program offered to spouses. UAA accepts DSST and CLEP exams and evaluates military training for degree-seeking students.
Courses at Elmendorf are offered at:
4109 Bullard Ave., Suite 107
JBER-Elmendorf, AK 99506
Courses at Fort Richardson are offered at:
Building 7 Chilkoot Ave.
JBER-Richardson, AK 99505
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Quality professional learning enriches the knowledge and skills of educators and improves the educational experiences of all students. Therefore, the PACE Office partners with UAA academic units, schools, professional societies and other organizations to support learning opportunities such as 500-level courses and academies. The flexible structure of PACE allows for rapid response to the dynamic learning needs of educators and related services professionals around the state.
Career and Technical Education
UAA partners with school districts throughout Southcentral Alaska to articulate high school technical coursework with specific UAA technical courses that lead to a UAA certificate or degree. After matriculating into UAA as a certificate or degree-seeking student, students may apply for nontraditional transfer credit, providing the courses were articulated and approved at the time of completion. To receive this credit, students must submit the appropriate form to the Office of the Registrar and pay an administrative fee.
Students with questions about articulated career and technical education courses should contact the Office of the Registrar at (907) 786-1480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment
Students who are registered simultaneously in an approved course at a secondary institution and at UAA are concurrently enrolled. The course follows the UAA syllabus and is taught by a high school instructor approved by the UAA program. Students must meet all prerequisites in order to register for the course, and they must meet all UAA deadlines, including registration and withdrawal deadlines. Students are subject to all UAA standards, including the UAA Student Code of Conduct guidelines for academic integrity. Credit received through concurrent enrollment will be considered resident credit and will be included in the student’s UAA grade point average (GPA). Concurrent enrollment credit results in a permanent transcript notation, which can have implications for, among other things, admission to a post-secondary institution, transfer, scholarships, and financial aid eligibility. Students pay a concurrent enrollment fee.
Students with questions about concurrent enrollment registration should contact the Office of the Registrar at (907) 786-1480 or email@example.com.