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Student Teaching Authorizations

Before completing these steps, please view the Student Teaching Request Form website.

In order to be approved for student teaching in the program, you must submit a complete Student Teaching Authorization application packet to the Alaskan Department of Education and Early Development (EED) in the spring. This application packet consists of pages 1-6 of the Student Teaching Authorization (STA) form, a fingerprint card, and a processing fee. Please follow the steps outlined below to prepare this application packet.

  1. Request page 6 of the STA form from the UAS School of Education. This document contains six (6) pages. The student needs to complete pages 2,3 and 4. Page 6 will be prepared in the Juneau Office of the University of Alaska Southeast, School of Education. Once we receive your request for page 6 we will fill out the page using the information you supplied in the request form, get the SOE Director's signature on this page, and mail it to you using the address you supplied in the request form. While you’re waiting for this page to arrive in the mail you can start preparing the other required items listed below: 
    • Acquire the STA form. You will need to visit the Alaska Dept. of Education's website to obtain the most recently updated version of this form. Follow the instructions below to find it.
    • Scroll down the list under the “Forms” option on the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (EED) Website.
    • Select the “Student Teaching Authorization” form (located near the bottom of the list).
    • Read pages 1 and 5 and fill out pages 2-4 of the form.
    • Our office will complete page 6 and send it to you after you request it.
  2. Additional Student-Teacher Application: If the student plans to Student Teach in any of the following 4 locations, an additional Student Teacher Application will need to be submitted to the appropriate School District: 

  3. Fingerprint Card: DEED requires only one NEW Fingerprint Card. Complete Employer and Address:

      • Alaska Department of Education and Early Development; Teacher Certification;
        PO Box 110500
        Juneau, AK 99811-0500
      • Complete Reason Fingerprinted; Required for Teacher Certification; AS 12.62.160.
      • The Fingerprint Card is the conduit to an extensive background check performed by the F.B.I. This may take several months. 
  4. $60.00 Receipt for Fingerprint Background Check Processing Fee: This fee can be paid through the Teacher Certification Online Payment Center (page 4 of application). The fee can also be paid by Money Order or Cashier's Check (no personal checks allowed). The $60.00 fee is separate from the cost of obtaining a Fingerprint Card. 
  5. UAS Permission to Release Information: Only printed name, signature and date required. 

Documents to be mailed to Delores Graver, University of Alaska Southeast, School of Education, 11066 Auke Lake Way, Juneau, AK 99801, telephone: 907-796-6424 and telephone toll free: 1-866-465-6424; e-mail:

DEED Student Teacher Authorization Application (pages 2, 3, and 4), Fingerprint Card, $60.00 receipt for Fingerprint background processing fee, and UAS Permission to Release Information. 

After signature of Page 6 of the application, Delores will send the appropriate documents to DEED for processing. 

DEED Student TeacherAuthorization: The student will receive this processed Student Teacher Authorization in hard copy form in three parts. Upon receipt, the three parts are to be distributed immediately to: 

  • Superintendent of the School District student will be Student Teaching in. 
  • UAS, School of Education, Attn: Delores E. Graver. 
  • Student for his/her records. 

The hard copy indicates the period of time the student will be allowed to Student Teach.