A Message from the Dean
On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to the School of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast. Exciting things happen here and I am confident that you will find the University and the School of Education to be an outstanding choice. We are an innovative and growing school dedicated to preparing effective teachers and other educators for Alaska’s schools.
The School of Education offers programs designed to meet the needs of those preparing to become teachers and those who are already in the profession. We have a strong tradition for preparing educators and principals of excellence who demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the lives of students.
With the P-12 schools of Alaska as our partners we have created opportunities for accessibility to our programs through distance delivery. We also have programs with summer institutes on the Juneau and Sitka campus that take advantage of the wonderful outdoor experience only available in Southeast Alaska. I invite you to look at the programs on this web site and then send us an email, make a phone call, or come by our offices for more information. Together, we want to help you make a difference in the lives of students, families and communities. Unique features of our programs are: Quality Place-based Educational Experiences – Academic rigor and scholarly excellence within a context unique to our Alaska heritage. By valuing individual diversity and the heritage of our area, the School provides a caring, interactive and academically challenging environment:
- Unique programs building commitment to creative problem solving in the service of children, families and communities;
- Actively fostering intellectual pursuits while celebrating a multicultural world and the heritage of Native populations;
- Serious about enhancing professional skills in support of the belief that all children can learn;
Convenient schedules – Our classes are taught in a variety of formats to accommodate student and professional lifestyles.
Supportive environment–We are committed to your success. Students enjoy small classes, dedicated faculty who are available to students, caring staff, numerous University services and continually expanding technology.
Juneau–Our beautiful campus and the surrounding environments offer diverse experiences and opportunities guaranteed to stimulate creativity and a desire to learn.
These and many other initiatives are led by a dedicated faculty and staff in collaboration with numerous individuals throughout the larger university community. We are making a difference in the lives of those we serve. On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School of Education, I thank you for your interest and look forward to welcoming you.
Deborah E. Lo, PhD
Dean, School of Education