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Programs at Eielson AFB, AK

Thomas Edison State University is honored to offer blended learning educational programs at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska that enable service members of all Branches of Service and their families to take advantage of flexible, high quality academic programs to pursue their degree or advance their education.

Courses at Eielson AFB are also open to veterans and civilian students.

The University is a participating institution in the Community College of the Air Force's General Education Mobile (GEM) program. Learn more about the GEM program and how to get started.

The blended learning program enables students to complete online courses in eight weeks and provides facilitated study group meetings – right on Eielson AFB – where students can interact with a technical assistant and each other. For more information about taking blended courses at Eielson AFB contact the office on the installation at:

Eielson Air Force Base Education Center
2631 Wabash Ave
2nd Floor, Ste. 203
Eielson AFB AK 99702
(907) 372-1114 or (866) 446-1804

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

You may also email militaryeducation@tesu.edu for more information.

The following courses are offered throughout the year as blended learning courses on Eielson AFB which will count towards fulfilling Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Requirements:

CCAF General Education Requirements Semester Hours/ Credits TESU Online or Blended Learning Courses
Written Communications 3 ENC-101: English Composition I
ENC-102: English Composition II
Mathematics 3 MAT-115: Intermediate Algebra
MAT-105: Applied Liberal Arts Math
MAT-121: College Algebra
MAT-129: Precalculus
Social Sciences 3 PSY-101: Intro. to Psychology
SOC-101: Intro. to Sociology
SOC-210: Marriage and the Family
PSY-211: Developmental Psychology
HIS-101: Western Civilization I
HIS-113: American History I
POS-110: American Government
ANT-101: Intro. To Anthropology
ECO-111: Macroeconomics
GOG-230: World Geography
Humanities 3 HUM-101: Intro. to the Humanities I
ART-100: A World of Art
PHI-286: Contemporary Ethics Humanities
LIT-205: American Literature I
FIL-110: American Cinema
MUS-220: Music History I
REL-275: An Introduction to Islam
Oral Communications 3 COM-209: Public Speaking

In addition, the following courses are offered to fulfill Thomas Edison State University general education requirements at the undergraduate level:

TESU General Education Requirements Semester Hours/ Credits TESU Online or Blended Learning Courses
Intellectual and Practical Skills 3 ENC-101: English Composition I
ENC-102: English Composition  II
COM-209: Public Speaking
MAT-115: Intermediate Algebra
MAT-105: Applied Liberal Arts Math
MAT-121: College Algebra
MAT-129: Precalculus
STA-201: Statistics
Civic and Global Leadership 3 ANT-101: Intro. to Anthropology
PHI-286: Contemporary Ethics Humanities
Knowledge of Human Cultures 3 PSY-101: Intro. to Psychology
SOC-101: Intro. to Sociology
SOC-210: Marriage and the Family
HUM-101: Intro. to the Humanities I
ART-100: A World of Art
ECO-111: Macroeconomics
GOG-230: World Geography
FIL-110: American Cinema
MUS-220: Music History I
REL-275: An Introduction to Islam
Scientific Knowledge 3 BIO-101: Introductory Biology
EAS-101: General Earth Science
General Education Electives 3 HIS-101: Western Civilization I
HIS-102: Western Civilization II
HIS-113: American History I
HIS-114: American History II
POS-110: American Government
LIT-205: American Literature I

We are also honored to offer blended learning courses for master’s level degrees. Course work towards the following degrees are offered:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Service
  • Master of Homeland Security

Please contact the Eielson AFB Office for a listing of course offerings for each term.

Important Notes:
Please note that although blended learning courses are available on this installation, students may still pursue online course work toward these, and other, Thomas Edison State University degrees. Most students will complete 20 percent or more of their course work through distance learning.

All students attending blended learning courses on Eielson AFB must have a valid government-issued photo identification card that must be presented for verification prior to enrollment.

Students attending blended learning courses at Eielson AFB are subject to an attendance policy. Students must attend all sessions unless permission is given from the course assistant to allow the student to miss class. Students should make every effort to communicate with their course assistant if they will be unable to attend class. Not attending any or all sessions without permission may result in receiving a failing grade for the course.

Thomas Edison State University makes no guarantee that credits from courses are transferable to other colleges or universities.  Transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the receiving institution and depends on the comparability of curricula and accreditation.  If you are planning on taking TESU courses to fulfill requirements for another institution, check with your institution first on transferability.

Alaska Student Grievance Policy:
Thomas Edison State University is authorized to operate this program at Eielson AFB through the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

The  University’s mission is to provide the highest level of service to its students, in an environment conducive to learning and academic excellence. The University also acknowledges the maturity, autonomy and dignity of its students. Consistent with its mission, the University has instituted various mechanisms to address student complaints.

Learn more about the University’s student complaint system. Any grievances not resolved at the institution level can be appealed with the state of Alaska:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov