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Master of Arts in Teaching
Elementary Education

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.

Application Requirements

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 (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours51
Foundational Courses9
EDS230Introduction to Educational Technology3
ED320BPE in the K-8 Curriculum1
ED320EHealth in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS333The Learner and the Learning Process3
Select one of the following (1 credit):
EDS320AArt in the K-8 Curriculum1
ED320CMusic in the K-8 Curriculum1
ED320DDrama in the K-8 Curriculum1
Major Requirements42
ALSTS603Alaska Literature for Young People3
ECES661Literacy and Young Children3
EDS615Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades3
EDS616Math Methods in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS617Science Methods in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS618Social Studies Methods in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS619Classroom Management and Discipline3
EDS621ACurriculum Development3
EDS621BCurriculum Development3
EDS621CCurriculum Development3
EDS680Advanced Multicultural Education3
EDS688Student Teaching6
EDSES482The Inclusive Classroom for All Children3
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:
EDS626Classroom Research3
EDS698Master's Research Project or Portfolio3
Exit Criteria Includes:
  1. A Master's Portfolio that provides evidence that the student meets all program goals/outcomes
  2. Official Praxis I exam scores meeting Alaska cut scores
  3. Official Praxis II exam scores meeting Alaska cut scores
  4. 3.00 GPA
 
 

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