In this video short, Native teacher Jasper Nelson talks about why he became a teacher and how the Native scholarship program, PITAAS, at the University of Alaska Southeast, helped him achieve his career dreams. PITAAS helped financially and gave him a safety net, or support group of people around her, while in college. Apply: uas.alaska.edu/pitaas
The PITAAS Program, University of Alaska Southeast: 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. The PITAAS Program is a scholarship program with many services designed to meet its goals: more Alaska Native teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools.
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.
The PITAAS Program can help you earn your education degree at the University of Alaska Southeast! Apply: uas.alaska.edu/pitaas
(This video was produced through a partnership between Sealaska Heritage and PITAAS)