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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Alaska


Each year, roughly 1.0% of Alaska students graduate with degrees in teaching. In other words, every year an estimated 89 teachers graduate from Alaska's 4 teaching schools.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 39 students graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks' teaching program. Students at University of Alaska Fairbanks paid $5,358 per year in tuition fees.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 44th in the country in 2010. 52 students graduated with degree in teaching from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

Alaska Pacific University, which is located in Anchorage, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a teaching program. It received a ranking of 73rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 25 students graduated from Alaska Pacific University teaching program. Alaska Pacific University charged in-state students $26,360 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alaska teaching school, average tuition will be $10,509 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,130 per year to $26,360 per year. The Alaska teaching schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Alaska Pacific University - located in Anchorage, students are charged $26,360 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

The teaching schools in Alaska that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A teaching degree from an Alaska school... what next?

teaching graduates in Alaska can go into a variety of professions such as education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, education teacher, and postsecondary vocational teacher. 8,720 teachers were working in Alaska in 2010. Of these, 600 were primary school education administrators. In addition, 100 were education administrators, and 650 were business teachers. The Alaska counties with the largest populations of teacher are:

  1. Aleutians East County - 2,560 teachers
  2. Anchorage County - 390 teachers
  3. Haines County - 120 teachers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teachers is expected to shrink by 0% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,640 teachers working in Alaska then. Of these 2,640 teachers, the government predicts that 560 will be primary school education administrators, 180 will be education administrators, and an unknown number will be business teachers.

Salary

On average, teachers earn $74,784 per year. In 2010, however, some Alaska teacher earned as little as less than $22,770 per year or as much as more than $113,790 per year. The following counties in Alaska have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Anchorage County - $72,033 per year
  2. Haines County - $62,880 per year
  3. Aleutians East County - $62,150 per year

On average, teachers earn the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Fairbanks North Star County - $56,430 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $62,150 per year
  3. Haines County - $62,880 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Education Administrator - $107,700 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $103,910 per year
  3. Primary School Education Administrator - $100,940 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Alaska were:

  1. Postsecondary Teacher - $59,450 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $41,090 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Alaska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Alaska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Alaska
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Alaska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,928 miles from location Alaska Pacific University Anchorage AK 26.7206 83% 781
 

Curious what studying Teaching gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 4,100 $69,130 5.9%
2
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education + 1,320 $66,890 3.1%
3
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 650 $72,450
4
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 640 $72,770 -9.9%
5
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 600 $100,940 -11.8%
6
Instructional Coordinators + 530 $59,510 -32.1%
7
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 220 $65,930 4.8%
8
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 160 $72,280 -27.3%
9
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 160 $59,450
10
Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 120 $80,140
11
Education Administrators, Postsecondary + 100 $107,700
12
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 60 $103,910
13
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + 60 $41,090 -40.0%
 

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