University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Maritime Academy

Maritime for Teachers

  • Certifies teachers to lead courses in Small and Marine Engine Repair
  • Based in Valdez
  • Grow teacher knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy about Indigenous Knowledge
  • Explore ways to incorporate place-based learning, problem-based learning, and Alaskan standards into lesson planning

Place Based Activities May Include:

  • Hike in the temperate rain forest
  • Kayak in Prince William Sound
  • Learn about a fish wheel and its use


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Dates and Location 


• May 25 - May 31, 2021 - FULL
• June 10 - June 16, 2021

Non-refundable Registration Fee: $100

Credits: 3

Course number: CTE590

Location: Valdez

Contact: Katie Bobowski907-822-3673 or

Instructor: Anthony Gerasch

  • What to expect

     Preparing and certifying teachers to lead courses in small and marine engine repair. Courses lead towards completion of the American Boat and Yacht Council, EETC (Equipment and Engine Training Council), and vendor specific engine certifications.

    Teachers in the summer Maritime for Teachers will be certified by PWSC to act as a Dual Credit instructor for:

    • Maritime A112 - Internal Combustion Engine Theory
      Introduces marine and non-marine internal combustion engine theory, and the repair and maintenance of two and four-stroke engines.

    • Maritime A119 - Marine Electrical
      Introduces electrical system installation and troubleshooting for alternating and direct current systems.


  • What you will get


    • All students will develop a place-based lesson plan or unit to use in their own classroom. All of the lesson plans developed will be put into an online database that will be made available to all students for adaptation and use in their classroom.
  •  Why you should come
    • Gives teachers the ability to reconnect to and re-energize their passion for teaching.
    • Mixes classroom activities with place-based/outdoor activities, which asks the teachers to not only consider their curriculum, but to also consider their classroom.
    • Collaborative workshop activities allow STEM teachers to meet and network with other educators who are living through the same experience.
  • Course Sample Schedule






 Meet The Professor


Anthony Gerasch Jr

Marine Service Technology Instructor, Anthony Gerasch, began working at Prince William Sound college in March of 2020. He has an associate degree in Marine Engine Technology as well as an associate degree in Power Sports Technology from Minnesota State Detroit Lakes. As an ambitious marine and power sport technician himself, he is inspired to help others learn while continuing to educate himself every day.