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Alaska Teaching Certificate Programs

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in Alaska. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or Alaska Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

During the 2009-2010 school year, Alaska employed 8,413 teachers who had an average salary of just under $60,000 per year, according to the Alaska Department of Education. Still, the state continues to need teachers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Alaska’s teacher shortage areas from 2005 to present have been in the same three areas: math, science, and special education. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that Alaska employed 640 special education teachers in pre-K through elementary school in May 2010. With an add-on certificate in special education or another state teacher shortage area, you will be more likely to find open positions in the state.

Featured Schools in Alaska

At the University of Alaska – Anchorage, you can help fill Alaska’s special education needs by earning a graduate certificate in special education. The university also offers advanced certificates that prepare you for administration, superintendent and counselor positions. The University of Alaska – Fairbanks offers a post-baccalaureate certificate program for non-teachers who already have a degree in a teaching area. This program allows would-be teachers to work while they earn the requirements for certification. At George Fox University, a Christian school run out of Oregon, teachers can earn an online add-on certificate in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), reading, or library media. Add-on certificates in these areas can help you improve your classroom instruction while qualifying you for other school jobs.

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