K-12 Art

The K-12 Art Licensure Program is an intensive, classroom-based program (34 credits) offered only in Fairbanks and Anchorage. The program prepares post-baccalaureate candidates for K-12 teaching positions.  It is specifically designed to prepare candidates to teach in multicultural settings in Alaska. The content will specifically identify and discuss current issues of art education and applying Alaska Content/ Performance Standards and Frameworks as well as National Standards for Art Education.

Candidates may apply as licensure only candidates (all courses work completed at the 400-level) or as graduate licensure candidates.  Candidates who apply as graduate applicants may simultaneously pursue teacher licensure and the M.Ed. Secondary Education degree. Significant additional course work will be required. (See requirements for M.Ed. Secondary)  Graduate level candidates complete some course work at the graduate (600) level and the remainder at the undergraduate (400) level. Course work at the 600 level is more intense and of greater volume than at the 400 level. The 400 and 600 levels of the same course meet at the same time.

Admission to the graduate level K-12 Art post-baccalaureate licensure program toward M.Ed. in Secondary Education includes meeting requirements of the UAF Graduate School and of the School of Education.  Candidates who do NOT gain acceptance into the Graduate School may apply to the licensure only option.

At the successful conclusion of the program candidates are eligible for an Alaska initial teaching license.  Graduate level candidates will have successfully completed 15 credits towards a master’s degree in secondary education.

Admissions Process and Requirements

Submit the following information directly to UAF Office of Admissions:

  • UAF graduate application and fee. It is recommended that you submit your application on line. Under Plan of Study – please designate – Under Plan of Study – please designate – Education - Licensure Program – K-12. .

Submit each of the bulleted items directly to the School of Education

  • Must submit official transcript of bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and official transcripts from all institutions attended. Students must have a cumulate undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be considered for conditional admission. Candidates must hold a BA or BFA in Art from an accredited institution;
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores if cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0;
  • Three current letters of reference that address qualifications and potential as a teacher (use Recommendation Form, PDF format );
  • A vitae/resume;
  • Personal Statement of 1200-1500 words;
  • Alaska passing scores for the Praxis I exams in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Content Area Exams . Candidates must submit a score report from the Praxis II Art Content Exam #0133 test;  UAF Testing Information & Endorsement Areas
  • Initial Content Preparation Checklist ;
  • Extemporaneous writing sample ;
  • Technology Requirement ;
  • Placement Materials ;
  • Interview: All applicants are required to interview with secondary faculty as part of the admission process. Applicants residing outside the Fairbanks area will be provided with an 800-number.