PITAAS Program Seeks to Increase Number of Alaska Native Teachers

Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools (PITAAS), a scholarship program through the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), is designed to help Alaska Natives earn a degree in education.

PITAAS’s goal is to have more Alaska Native Teachers and administrators in Alaska’s schools. As it stands, Alaska Natives make up 25 percent of the student body and less than five percent of the teaching force according to UAS.

Eligible students are Alaska Native students with junior or senior standing enrolled in undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs, post graduate Teacher Certification Programs, and Graduate Certificates, Endorsements and Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programs.

Go to www.uas.edu/education to learn more.

Source: PITAAS Program seeks to increase number of Alaska Native teachers | Juneau Empire – Alaska’s Capital City Online Newspaper

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