Master of Arts in Teaching
This program is offered by e-Learning methods to students in rural communities and others who desire the flexibility of an e-Learning program. On-site cohorts may also be formed as demand warrants. Students in this program must be self-directed learners, must have access to high speed internet connections, and must schedule time during the school year to complete weekly intensive practicum assignments as well as a semester of student teaching in an elementary or middle school. The The Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education is embedded in the M.A.T. program. For more information on certification see the graduate certificate section of this catalog. This program leads to a Master’s degree as well as recommendation for an Alaska Initial Elementary (grades K-8) teaching certificate.
For student teaching, the department may limit registration, determine assignments, and prescribe the number of teaching hours required. Six successful credits of student teaching are required. The Program Director reserves the right to require an additional 3-6 credit hours of student teaching for students who fail to meet the standard.
Applicants should consult with an advisor for individual program scheduling Praxis I is due for program admission.
Admission Application deadlines.
Fall: July 15
Spring: Nov. 1
Summer: April 1
For student teaching, the department may limit registration, determine assignments, and prescribe the number of teaching hours required. Six successful credits of student teaching are required. The Program Director reserves the right to require an additional 3-6 credit hours of student teaching for students who fail to meet all standards. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Provost website.
For application requirements and Praxis I and II Exam information please visit the School of Education website.
Rural Alaska Experience
Students completing the internship or student teaching during spring semester are eligible to visit a rural community in Alaska and observe and teach in the community school. The School of Education will arrange a 7 to 10 day visit and cover the airfare costs associated with the travel.
Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)
|Minimum Credit Hours||51|
|ED||S230||Introduction to Educational Technology||3|
|ED||320B||PE in the K-8 Curriculum||1|
|ED||320E||Health in the K-8 Curriculum||1|
|ED||S333||The Learner and the Learning Process||3|
|Select one of the following (1 credit):|
|ED||S320A||Art in the K-8 Curriculum||1|
|ED||320C||Music in the K-8 Curriculum||1|
|ED||320D||Drama in the K-8 Curriculum||1|
|ALST||603||Alaska Literature for Young People||3|
|ED||S615||Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades||3|
|ED||S616||Math Methods in the K-8 Classroom||3|
|ED||S617||Science Methods in the K-8 Classroom||3|
|ED||S618||Social Studies Methods in the K-8 Classroom||3|
|ED||S619||Classroom Management and Discipline||3|
|ECE||S661||Literacy and Young Children||3|
|ED||S680||Advanced Multicultural Education||3|
|EDSE||S482||The Inclusive Classroom for All Children||3|
|Recommendation for certification will be granted upon successful completion of the above coursework. Students are encouraged to complete the remaining coursework required for the M.A.T. degree during their initial years as classroom teachers:|
|ED||S698||Master's Research Project or Portfolio||3|
|Exit Criteria Includes:|