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Secondary Program Advising and Student Support
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) does not currently offer an undergraduate degree in secondary education. Students who apply to UAF are assigned an advisor in the academic department of the content area they expect to teach. Students who plan to complete the UAF Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program at the completion of their baccalaureate degree need to meet the requirements of their baccalaureate degree and must also meet the content requirements for their specific teaching content area.

The School of Education Secondary Department encourages undergraduate students who desire to become secondary teachers, grades 7-12, to meet with the School of Education Secondary advisor when they begin work in their major for guidance in selection of electives within the degree and if pursuing a bachelor of arts degree, in selection of a minor.

Students who are unsure if teaching is a career for them, are encouraged to take EDSC 205 Introduction to Secondary Education offered each spring on the Fairbanks campus and through audio conference for those students residing outside the Fairbanks area.  This course provides an overview of the field of secondary teaching and a field work practicum placement in which the student will experience a secondary school setting while spending time with a public school teacher.

Karen Eiler, Academic Advisor
Secondary Licensure Program
(907) 474-6180 or 
721 Gruening Building
UAF Student Support Services

UAF Academic Center
The Advising Center provides academic advising for general studies, pre-major, and non-degree seeking students. Degree check lists for academic majors can be printed from this site. Links to Learning Resources including tutoring, Student Support Services Program, Associated Students of Alaska Fairbanks, the Writing Center, Math Labs, and much more can be found at their site.

Rural Student Services (RSS)
RSS is a vital link joining the Fairbanks campus, rural communities and other UAF campuses. Students may choose an RSS advisor who will provide comprehensive academic advising and referrals to various support services on the Fairbanks campus. RSS advisors can register students for classes, explain academic requirements and explore degree and career options. They assist students with the admissions and financial aid process to attend UAF, provide personal counseling and student advocacy. RSS serves as a Native Student Center in the Brooks Building to provide an atmosphere where students can share Native cultural traditions on campus and attend Native student club activities, as well as being a comfortable student gathering place.

Testing Services

As a national test center, the UAF Testing Services Office contracts and administers paper and pencil, and computer-based exams. We advise UAF students, prospective students and the community about national testing for college admissions and placement, and about career and professional certification. Our office coordinates private proctoring and credit by examination; locally and through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Disabled students may be entitled to special testing arrangements. Please call (907) 474-5277 for more information.

Disabilities Services
Disability Services provide a variety of services to assure equal access for all students. Interpreting services, educational assistants, note taking, and exam accommodations for students are the most frequently provided accommodations. Disability services also provides assistance to the university's rural campuses; Tanana Valley Campus, Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Interior-Aleutians, Kuskokwim, and Northwest. The staff of Disability Services works with faculty in arranging appropriate services in the classroom.