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1. Apply for Admission

To complete the initial application for admission, please follow these instructions. After completing this application, be sure to check the program websites for the additional documents necessary for a complete application file. Most of the programs require official transcripts, letters of recommendation, a writing sample and other supporting documents. 

Before you log on to UAOnline you should:

  1. Choose a degree program (e.g., Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Automotive, etc…) and a degree type (e.g., certificate, Associate, Bachelor, etc…)
  2. Review the Admission Requirements for your program:
  3. Have a list of previous schools you attended ready
  4. Have a credit card to pay the application fee ‐ Certificate & Associate Degrees: $40 ‐ Bachelor Degrees: $50 ‐ Graduate Degrees: $60
    When you are ready to apply:

Go to

  1. Click on the New Student link if you are applying to a UA campus for the first time. (If you have attended a UA campus before click on Current/Prior Student and enter your UA user ID and PIN.)
  2. Create a Login ID and PIN, click next Login ID:_____________ PIN:___________________
  3. Under Campus, select University of Alaska Southeast
  4. Under Application Type, select degree type, click continue
  5. Follow the remaining directions to complete your application.
    The application process should take approximately 15 minutes. If you have any questions please call the UAS Admissions Office.

2. Register for Classes

The preferred form of registration for all UAS courses is through the UAOnline system.

How to Register on UAOnline

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Login to Secured Area”
  3. Enter your UA ID (this is your number that starts with a 3)
  4. Enter your pin. If you have never logged into UAOnline, the default is your birthday
    (MMDDYY). You will need to change it to something different once you are logged in.
  5. Click “Student Services & Account Information
  6. Click “Registration”
  7. If you do not know the CRN for the course you need to register for, you can select “Look-Up
    Classes to Add”
  8. If you do know the CRN, select “Register/Add/Drop Classes
  9. Select the term and click “Submit”
  10. Add the CRN or CRN’s in the “Add Classes Worksheet”
  11. Click “Complete Registration Changes”
  12. Be sure you wait for the screen to load to ensure you do not get any registration errors*.
  13. If there are no errors, you should see the course or courses you registered for once the page is
  14. You can check your balance or pay your bill by clicking on the “Student Services & Account
    Information Tab”, then “Student Account” then “Account Detail for Term/Pay Term Balance”

*Some courses require department or instructor approval. If you try to register for one of these, you
will get a registration error. Contact the School of Education so they can grant you access to register
for the course. 1-866-465-6424.

3. Tutorials

The following are a series of brief tutorials designed to walk you through the basic process of applying for admission, registering for courses, paying your tuition, using email, buying books and several other important details of the UAS system.

  • Registering for Classes-This presentation demonstrates how to register for classes using UAOnline. If you need assistance registering, please contact the Registrar's office at 907-796-6100.

  • Paying Your Bill-This presentation demonstrates paying your bill using UAOnline. If you need assistance, or would like to pay over the phone, please call the Cashier's office at 907-796-6267.

  • Setting Up Your Login Credentials- This presentation provides instructions for using ELMO (Easy Login Maintenance Option) to find your username and set your password for email and UASOnline! Please contact the UAS Helpdesk if you have questions regarding ELMO at 907-796-6400 or toll-free at 1-877-465-6400 or
  • UAS Email- This presentation shows you how to access the UAS email system and forward it to a preferred email account if you wish. Your UAS Email address is the primary method of communication from most university offices. If you do not plan to check this account often you should forward it to your personal email address. Please contact the UAS Helpdesk if you have questions at 907-796-6400 or toll-free at 1-877-465-6400 or
  • UASOnline!- This presentation demonstrates how to login and use UASOnline! This is the primary method of course delivery for distance delivered classes. You can access Elluminate through the UASOnline! system for scheduled online class meetings. You can also check your grades, view discussion boards, class rosters and course announcements at this sight. Please contact the UAS Helpdesk if you have questions at 907-796-6400 or toll-free at 1-877-465-6400 or
  • Purchasing Textbooks- This presentation demonstrates how to purchase textbooks through our bookstore website for both local and distance courses. Please contact the bookstore at 907-796-6492 for assistance.


Joshua Jackson
Jasper Nelson
Mary Folletti

PITAAS Program

Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools

The Challenge: Alaska needs more Alaska Native teachers

  • In Alaska schools, Alaska Natives make up 25% of the student body and less than 5% of the teaching force.
  • In 2000, the University of Alaska Southeast created the PITAAS Program with the help of a federal grant to address this shortage of Alaska Native teachers.
  • The PITAAS Program has grown to include many services designed to meet its goals: more Alaska Native teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools, preschool through high school. 

The PITAAS Program can help you earn your teaching degree at the University of Alaska Southeast!

Students who are accepted to the program receive a scholarship that generally covers tuition, fees,books, and room and board at UAS for the entire program period (contingent upon continued grant funding). Students must be enrolled in an education degree program at UAS, have a minimum 2.5 GPA upon entry and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to continue receiving this scholarship.* The average annual award for full-time students in 2011-2012 school year was $7,500.

In order to receive a PITAAS scholarship, students must have college junior status and be admitted to one of the following degree programs at UAS:

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs:  

  • BA Elementary Education
  • BA Special Education
  • BA or BS in an academic area leading toward a teacher certification

Post Graduate Teacher Certification Programs:  

Master's of Art in Teaching (MAT):

  • Elementary MAT (Distance)
  • Secondary MAT
  • Special Education MAT 

Graduate Certificates, Endorsements and Master of Education (M.Ed) Programs:

  • Educational Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Specialist
  • Special Education
  • Educational Leadership 
  • Superintendent Endorsement

Scholarship for Graduate Students & Teachers Seeking a Type B Principal Endorsement

*The PITAAS GPA requirement is higher than UAS Financial Aid and may differ from the requirements set forth by your degree program. The conditions stated here are separate and in addition to any requirements imposed by those offices.

Support Services

Foundations in Native Education Class

Undergraduate UAS PITAAS students are required to take a year-long course that is designed to build leadership skills and strengthen Native identity.


PITAAS students are also provided with group and individual tutoring support through The Learning Center.

Native and Rural Student Center

The Native and Rural Student Center provides a welcoming space for students to gather in a comfortable environment, as well as staff support to meet student needs.


The Alaska Native student organization, Wooch.Een, meets regularly and sponsors many cultural activities throughout the year.

Cultural Inclusion/Faculty Fellowship

PITAAS contributes toward UAS as a culturally responsive institution by integrating Native culture into courses and supporting UAS faculty to meet the learning needs of Native students.

Partners of the Alaskan Community

Sealaska Heritage Institute, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Future Educators of Alaska, and school districts from Southeast Alaska are partners with UAS in the PITAAS Program.

Apply Now!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

PITAAS 15 Year Overview

Program Brochure

2013-2014 Annual Report



The TEACH Grant is designed for students who intend to teach full time in a high-need field at a public or private elementary or secondary school that the U.S. Department of Education has designated as having a high concentration of students from low-income families.

Students enrolled in the M.Ed. in Special Education, M.Ed. in Reading or MAT Secondary with endorsement in Science, Math or Foreign Language are eligible to receive the TEACH grant if they meet all other requirements. Please refer to the UAS Financial Aid website for additional information.



All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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