New to Teaching

Starting out in a new job and a new career can be challenging. Here are a few resources to help you make the transition easier. New to teaching and new to Alaska? Check out our page with helpful resources for teachers who are new to our state, here.

Finding a Job

The Alaska Teacher Placement (hosted by the University of Alaska) offers job postings, information on job fairs, resources for living in Alaska and information on the state’s school districts.

Don’t forget to get or renew your Alaska Teacher Certification.

Learn More

For other state resources, check out the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED).

Resources for New Teachers

Feeling like a newbie? You’re not alone. Check out these resources for new teachers.

New to Teaching


The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project exists to lift up and support the profession of teaching in Alaska. They work to give every new teacher the support they need to succeed. Learn more and connect with a mentor at


NEA-Alaska Membership offers many benefits from discounts to insurance to representation to professional development. Watch this short video for more information and fill out a form to be contacted about becoming a member.