A Kodiakan can accomplish his/her goal of becoming an educator without leaving the island!
Kodiak College supports the acquisition of the following University of Alaska, Anchorage degrees and certificate:
- Certificate in Early Childhood
- Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development
- Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
The Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development (AAS in ECD) is a program in the UAA College of Education 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.
The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (BAEE) and Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (BAEC) at Kodiak College are extensions of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) programs offered on the UAA main campus in the College of Education. These programs provide candidates with an excellent preparation for a career as an early childhood or elementary classroom teacher. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will be eligible to receive an Initial, Type A, Alaska Teacher’s License. Unique features of the UAA education programs include a strong liberal studies emphasis, integration of educational technology, focused field experiences, and professional internships in a local public school.