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Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Students must complete the general education requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 128 credit hours. Courses in a degree program may be counted only once. Courses used to fulfill the major requirements cannot be used to fulfill the GERs. Specific recommendations for the GERs in Elementary Education are listed below. Degree must include 48 credit hours of upper-division (300 or above) courses, 24 of which must be completed at UAS.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements42-48
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS211Intermediate Composition: Writing About Literature3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one from the following (3 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication & Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade C or better
Computational Skills
Select one from the following (4 credits)
MATHS107College Algebra4
STATS107Survey of Statistics4
Humanities
Select two from the following (6 credits)
ARTS160Art Appreciation3
MUSS123Music Appreciation3
THRS111Theatre Appreciation3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
HISTS105World History I3
HISTS106World History II3
Social Science
GEOGS101Introduction to Geography3
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
Science
Select either:
BIOLS103Biology and Society4
or both
BIOLS105Fundamentals of Biology I4
BIOLS106Fundamentals of Biology II4
 
Select one from each of the groups below (7-8 credits):
Physical Sciences
PHYSS102Survey of Physics I*4
CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
Earth/Space Sciences
ASTRS225General Astronomy3
ENVSS102Earth and Environment4
GEOLS104Physical Geology4
GEOLS105Geological History of Life3
*MATH S107 or equivalent is prerequisite for PHYS S102
 
Breadth Requirements23
This area is designed to provide breadth necessary for elementary classroom teaching and depth necessary to respond to NCATE Standards and Alaska Student Content Standards.
Computational Skills
MATHS205Mathematics for Elem School Teachers I3
MATHS206Mathematics for Elem School Teachers II3
Humanities
PES100Health & Fitness1
PES__PE Elective1
___S__Advisor-approved upper division English writing or literature course3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
HISTS131US History I3
HISTS132US History II3
Social Science
Select one from the following (3 credits)
PSYS245Child Development3
PSYS250Lifespan Development3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ALSTS300Alaska Studies3
ANTHS200Alaska Native Cultures3
ANTHS475Alaska Native Social Change3
HISTS341History of Alaska3
___S__Advisor-approved elective* 
*Must be Alaska Department of Education approved course for Alaska Studies.
Other Skills
___S__Advisor-approved elective3
Major Requirements54
EDS222Orientation to the Teaching Profession3
EDS230Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDS302Foundations of Literacy and Language Development3
EDS320AArt in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320BPhysical Education in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320CMusic in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320DDrama in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320EHealth in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS333The Learner and the Learning Process3
EDS380Multicultural Education3
EDSES482Inclusive Classrooms for All Children3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
EDS405Children’s Literature in the Alaska Context3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
Senior Year Requirements
All course work, other criteria listed above and Praxis I must be successfully completed prior to the start of the senior year.
EDS416Teaching Literacy in the K-8 Curriculum4
EDS417Teaching Social Studies in the K-8 Curriculum2
EDS427Teaching Math in the K-8 Curriculum3
EDS428Teaching Science in the K-8 Curriculum2
EDS448Elementary Classroom Management in K-8 Classrooms3
EDS452Student Teaching7
EDS460Integrated Curriculum and Instruction3
EDS494AApplications of Teaching: Field Work3
EDS498Professional Portfolio Preparation2

Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education

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

Elementary Education K-8 Graduate Certificate

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours45
Foundational Courses9
EDS230Intro to Educational Technology3
ED320BPE in the K-8 Curriculum1
ED320EHealth in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS333The Learner and the Learning Process3
Select one from the following (1 credit):
EDS320AArt in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320CMusic in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320DDrama in the K-8 Curriculum1
Major Requirements36
ALSTS603Alaska Literature for Young People3
EDS615Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades3
EDS616Math Methods in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS617Science Methods in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS618Social Studies in the K-8 Classroom3
EDS619Classroom Management and Discipline3
EDS621ACurriculum Development3
EDS621BCurriculum Development3
EDS621CCurriculum Development3
ECES661Literacy and Young Children3
EDS680Advanced Multicultural Education3
EDS688Student Teaching6
EDSES482The Inclusive Classrooms 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. View more information on MAT Elementary.

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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ED Classes: Summer - 2015


Focus is on developing math content and pedagogical content knowledge for teachers in grades 4-8. The main emphasis will be on developing number sense and number fluency, as well as providing key pieces in the conceptual foundation necessary for understanding of algebra.

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52728J03Carmen Wessels
OTBETHEL
Tue - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
5/26 - 5/30
OTBETHEL
Fri, Sat
4:45p - 6:45p
9/25 - 9/26
OTBETHEL
Fri, Sat
4:45p - 6:45p
11/20 - 11/21

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim Staff Development. Loc: Bethel (District Office, Ptarmigan Room). Final assignment due 12/11/2015.

Tuition and fees: $38 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will learn how to become DL leaders in their school, to identify opportunities to facilitate the consistent implementation of the DLE model school wide, set goals and follow through using leadership teams.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52841J06Gayle Miller
OTANCH
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
7/27 - 7/31
OTANCH
Friday
4:30p - 7:00p
8/14 - 8/21

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim School District. Loc: Anchorage (Embassy Suites, Meeting Room).

Tuition and fees: $-36 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will gain knowledge on how to develop a Dual Language classroom that will include a language-print rich environment and develop challenging, interactive and authentic lessons which will include many specialized language enrichment activities.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52655J01Jan Gable
OTBETHEL
8:00a - 4:30p
5/4 - 5/15
OTBETHEL
Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 4:30p
5/21 - 5/23

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim School District-Staff Development. Loc: Bethel (District Office: Ptarmigan room). Participants must attend one breakout session between 5/4 and 5/15 to be arranged with the instructor.

Tuition and fees: $90 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will co-teach using Dual Language pedagogy and curriculum with expert teachers in Grand Prairie, Texas and will experience the embedded vocabulary development, use of student engagement techniques, and planning necessary to deliver effective core instruction to Dual Language Learners.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52751J05Gayle Miller
OT
Sunday
4:45p - 6:45p
5/17 - 5/17
OT
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
5/18 - 5/22
OT
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 11:30a
9/15 - 9/17
OT
Friday
4:45p - 6:15p
9/18 - 9/18
OT
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 11:30a
10/13 - 10/15
OT
Friday
4:45p - 6:45p
10/16 - 10/16
OT
Tue, Wed, Fri
9:00a - 11:30a
11/10 - 11/13

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim School District. Loc: Prairie, Texas. Final assignment due12/18/2015.

Tuition and fees: $716 (additional charges may apply)

Utilized collegiate-level lectures, technology, and field investigations to create a culturally-relevant, place basedexperience. The goal is to deepen student understanding of Tlingit language and place from the natural, historical, and cultural perspectives of our local region. Emphasis will be placed on the blending of traditional and western science systems and processes, Tlingit language immersion, the investigation of past, current, and future ecological concerns, and the development of skills necessary for addressing these issues. Participants will also develop teaching strategies through peer-led group sessions and the creation of future educational resources.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52656J02Mara Early
EG220
Monday
1:00p - 5:00p
7/20 - 7/20
EG220
All Week
1:30p - 2:29p
7/21 - 7/29
EG220
All Week
6:30p - 8:00p
7/21 - 7/29
EG220
All Week
11:30a - 12:30p
7/21 - 7/30
EG220
All Week
9:00a - 11:15a
7/21 - 7/30
EG220
All Week
2:30p - 5:00p
7/21 - 7/29
EG220
Thursday
1:30p - 5:00p
7/30 - 7/30
EG220
Friday
9:00a - 12:15p
7/31 - 7/31

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Goldbelt Heritage Foundation. Loc: UAS Juneau campus (Glacierview, room 220).

Tuition and fees: $100 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will learn the use of the Dual Language Lesson Cycle, student inquiry based approaches and techniques, embedded vocabulary development, Dual Language and SIOP pedagogy, and planning necessary to deliver effective science instruction.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52749J04Gayle Miller
OTBETHEL
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
6/1 - 6/5

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim Staff Development. Loc: Bethel (District Office, Board Room).

Tuition and fees: $358 (additional charges may apply)

Provides an overview of applied technology in K-12 education. Topics include the use of tool software, telecommunications, computer-assisted instruction, and multimedia in the classroom. Also addresses classroom management technology. Concepts learned in class will be applied in practice.

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51710JD1Lee Graham
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. No textbook. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online course information and to edit their personal profile. For more information call 907-796-6424. or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to current philosophies of art education for elementary and middle-school students. Skills and techniques needed for teachers to provide effective art programs.

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51711JD1Katy Spangler
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
7:15p - 8:45p
5/20 - 6/10

Audio: call 1-800-570-3591, Pin 6506720. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $216 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to current philosophies in physical education for elementary and middle-school students. Skills and techniques needed by elementary school teachers to provide a sound physical education program.

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51712JD1Kelly Mccormick
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:15p - 8:45p
6/17 - 7/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $216 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the current theories of music instruction. Skills and techniques needed by elementary and middle-school teachers to provide an effective music program.

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51713JD1Robin Hopper
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:15p - 8:45p
7/15 - 8/5

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $216 (additional charges may apply)

Study learning theories by examining accounts from educational psychology and the original writings of leading learning theorists. Special emphasis is placed on the curricular, instructional, and assessment practices that are promoted by these different learning theories.

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51715JD1Jeffrey Lofthus
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
6:00p - 7:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call 1-907-796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Investigation of the major concepts and issues in multicultural education with emphasis on the dimensions of content integration, knowledge construction, prejudice reduction, equity pedagogy, and empowering school culture. Includes issues regarding the education of Alaska Natives with attention to cultural standards.

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51586KD1Brandon Chapman
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and and MSWord. Registration ends July 1. In order to earn a final grade or an Incomplete, all lessons with the exception of the final project must be submitted by August 7. Students who have completed all lessons with a passing grade will be given until November 13 to submit the final project. Students registering after June 19 must contact the instructor immediately to discuss a course completion timeline. Go to course site at https://online.uas.alaska.edu/online for course information. Students must order books; go to http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information. This course meets the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development certification requirement for Multicultural Education.

Tuition and fees: $723 (additional charges may apply)

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51716J01Angela Lunda
EG223
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 12:00p
6/22 - 7/1
JREC116
Mon, Tue, Wed
9:00a - 12:00p
7/6 - 7/10

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT Secondary program. cohort students only.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces teachers to the study of children's and young adult literature using materials set in Alaska. Addresses literary, informational and artistic elements; indigenous stories; evaluating and selecting quality K-8 literature; and response to literature. Students will read a wide selection of materials, and practice a variety of activities for use in the K-8 classroom. Students need access to children’s books through a local library, interlibrary loan, or bookstore. Students will work in a school, library, or other children’s program to complete assignments.

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51718JD1Katy Spangler
DISTAUDIO
Monday
4:30p - 6:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Audio: call 1800-570-3591, pin 6506720. Department approval required to register. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will attend the Alaska Summer Institute for Teachers to gain information on implementing the Alaska English Language Arts and Mathematics standards and the Summative Framework. Session will highlight how to utilize standards and assessment tools to begin creating collaborative groups (grade level or course) to create a bank of lessons that utilize the summative framework, formative assessment practices and standards based activities that will be available to teachers across the state.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52388J03Deborah Riddle
OTANCH
Thu, Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
5/21 - 5/22

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Anchorage (UAA Cuddy Center). Final assignment due 7/31/2015.

Tuition and fees: $8 (additional charges may apply)

In partnership with AAEC, the Sitka School District will host a 5-day Special Topics Institute on May 31-June 5, 2015, focused on the cultural arts of the indigenous people of Southeast Alaska. The particular emphasis of this institute will be on Storytelling - both in the traditional ways of Tlingit-Haida people and using contemporary technology. A portion of this institute will include development of model lessons, grounded in stories that can be uploaded to an emerging district library of integrated arts lessons. Dr. Jan Abramowitz will facilitate sessions on brain based movement and the stories we tell through movement, Nancy Douglas, award winning cultural artist, will offer specialized Northwest Coast Cultural Arts sessions and Amanda Duvall, ASTE board member and chair of the Sitka Technology Committee will facilitate technology aspects of the institute, along with Dr. Jason Ohler who will introduce the concepts necessary to tell an interesting story. Throughout the week long process participants will develop model lessons and create short videos.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52267J01Nancy Douglas
SITKA
Tue, Thu
9:00a - 5:00p
5/31 - 6/5
SITKA
Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00a - 4:30p
5/31 - 6/5
SITKA
Sunday
3:00p - 5:00p
5/31 - 5/31

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Alaska Arts Consortium: Sitka Tribes of Alaska. Loc: Sitka.

Tuition and fees: $-36 (additional charges may apply)

Yup'ik Arts (Pilingualilleq) Institute. The Alaska Arts Consortium and partners sponsor the fourth in a 5-year cycle of one week institutes featuring major Alaska Native cultures. This 2015 institute focuses on Yup'ik arts, language and culture. It includes visual and performing arts, carving, grass basket weaving, hands-on subsistence fish practices and preparation, storytelling and singing, and interactive experiences with Yup'ik Elders. Teacher leaders, Nita Rearden and Martha Murray, along with guest artists, will present and model traditional ways of knowing and traditional art processes and forms. Participants will discuss how to adapt what is learned to instruction in K-12 classrooms across Alaska, and design one or more lesson plans to use in the following year. Teachers from LKSD and Project ACHIEVE sites are targeted as participants, but teachers from across the region and state are invited and welcome to attend.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52268J02Nita Rearden
OTBETHEL
Sunday
2:00p - 5:15p
7/26 - 7/26
OTBETHEL
Mon - Thu
8:30a - 4:00p
7/26 - 7/31
OTBETHEL
Friday
9:00a - 4:00p
7/31 - 7/31

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Alaska Arts Consortium: Lower Kuskokwim School District and ACHIEVE project.

Tuition and fees: $-36 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will learn how to apply brain research into classroom practice and understand how the arts increase student engagement and achievement. A particular focus of this BAI will be the cultural arts of Southeast Alaska and performing arts that can amplify the stories of this region. K-12 teachers will work with experts, local artists and cultural leaders to explore a variety of arts activities that they can use to integrate the performing, visual, cultural, and media arts into their curriculum and instruction. All participants will develop one detailed lesson plan that illustrates how the arts are integrated with other core content.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52504J04Nancy Lehnhart
EG
Sunday
6:00p - 8:30p
7/26 - 7/26
EG
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:30a - 4:30p
7/27 - 8/5
EG
Thursday
8:30a - 9:00p
7/30 - 8/6
EG
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
7/31 - 7/31
EG
Friday
8:30a - 11:30a
8/7 - 8/7

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Juneau (Egan Wing room TBA).

Tuition and fees: $-58 (additional charges may apply)

Focus is on developing math content and pedagogical content knowledge for teachers in grades 4-8. The main emphasis will be on developing number sense and number fluency, as well as providing key pieces in the conceptual foundation necessary for understanding of algebra.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52724J07Carmen Wessels
OTBETHEL
Tue - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
5/26 - 5/30
OTBETHEL
Fri, Sat
4:45p - 6:45p
9/25 - 9/26
OTBETHEL
Fri, Sat
4:45p - 6:45p
11/20 - 11/21

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim Staff Development. Loc: Bethel (District Office, Ptarmigan Room). Final assignment due 12/11/2015.

Tuition and fees: $-36 (additional charges may apply)

Designed to assist teachers in looking at school-wide data, grade level data, and class level data to compare with distric, state, and national normative data. There will be opportunity for teachers to collaborate and take the data to plan appropriate lessons to address areas of weakness.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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53071J15David Russell
OTWASILLA
Monday
4:15p - 6:15p
5/18 - 6/5
OTWASILLA
Friday
4:15p - 6:15p
5/18 - 6/5
OTWASILLA
Tue, Wed, Thu
4:15p - 6:15p
5/20 - 5/28
OTWASILLA
Friday
8:30a - 5:15p
5/22 - 5/22
OTWASILLA
Mon, Wed, Fri
8:30a - 5:15p
6/1 - 6/5

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Wasilla (John Shaw Elementary School, Library).

Tuition and fees: $-14 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will co-teach using Dual Language pedagogy and curriculum with expert teachers in Grand Prairie, Texas and will experience the embedded vocabulary development, use of student engagement techniques, and planning necessary to deliver effective core instruction to Dual Language Learners.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52750J09Gayle Miller
OT
Sunday
4:45p - 6:45p
5/17 - 5/17
OT
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
5/18 - 5/22
OT
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 11:30a
9/15 - 9/17
OT
Friday
4:45p - 6:15p
9/18 - 9/18
OT
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 11:30a
10/13 - 10/15
OT
Friday
4:45p - 6:45p
10/16 - 10/16
OT
Tue, Wed, Fri
9:00a - 11:30a
11/10 - 11/13

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim School District. Loc: Prairie, Texas. Final assignment due12/18/2015.

Tuition and fees: $-58 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will learn how to become DL leaders in their school, to identify opportunities to facilitate the consistent implementation of the DLE model school wide, set goals and follow through using leadership teams.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52838J10Gayle Miller
OTANCH
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
7/27 - 7/31
OTANCH
Friday
4:30p - 7:00p
8/14 - 8/21

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim School District. Loc: Anchorage (Embassy Suites, Meeting Room).

Tuition and fees: $-36 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will gain knowledge on how to develop a Dual Language classroom that will include a language-print rich environment and develop challenging, interactive and authentic lessons which will include many specialized language enrichment activities.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52654J05Jan Gable
OTBETHEL
8:00a - 4:30p
5/4 - 5/15
OTBETHEL
Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 4:30p
5/21 - 5/23

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim School District-Staff Development. Loc: Bethel (District Office: Ptarmigan room). Participants must attend one breakout session between 5/4 and 5/15 to be arranged with the instructor.

Tuition and fees: $-14 (additional charges may apply)

The intent of this class is for teachers to work together identifying what's going well, what areas staff feel should be a focus for improvement, provide feedback on priorities, plan for next year, build a master schedule, build relationships with one another, and launch us into a fantastic summer.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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53007J12Susan Steele
OTWASILLA
Tue, Wed, Thu
8:00a - 6:00p
5/26 - 5/28

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Wasilla (Finger Lake Elementary, TAG Room). Final assignment due 5/30/2015.

Tuition and fees: $-14 (additional charges may apply)

A Brief overview of the time line and history of Waldorf education. Participants will study the lectures and readings of Steiner in order to understand the basis of Waldorf education and how they pertain to public Waldorf Charter Schools. Specifically the readings will cover practical training in thought, the four temperaments, facing karma, and overcoming nervousness.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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53030J13Brandt Bowen
OTPALME
5/13 - 5/23

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Palmer (Birchtree Charter School, room 205).

Tuition and fees: $-14 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will learn the use of the Dual Language Lesson Cycle, student inquiry based approaches and techniques, embedded vocabulary development, Dual Language and SIOP pedagogy, and planning necessary to deliver effective science instruction.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52748J08Gayle Miller
OTBETHEL
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 4:30p
6/1 - 6/5

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Lower Kuskokwim Staff Development. Loc: Bethel (District Office, Board Room).

Tuition and fees: $-14 (additional charges may apply)

A review course for school nurses whose goal is to pass the National Certification exam for School Nurses. This course will provide an overview of exam content, test-taking strategies and current best practice in school nursing. At the culmination of the course each student will take the NCSN exam for a final grade of pass/no pass.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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53031J14Brenda Mccain
OTPALME
Tuesday
9:00a - 11:00a
6/9 - 6/9
OTPALME
Tuesday
9:00a - 11:00a
6/23 - 6/23
OTPALME
Tuesday
9:00a - 11:15a
7/7 - 7/14
OTPALME
Saturday
8/1 - 8/1

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Palmer (Sophia's Cafe).

Tuition and fees: $8 (additional charges may apply)

Focuses on the orientation of the candidate to the role of superintendent. There are four key areas covered. These include and overview, characteristics of highly effective superintendents, a draft entry plan, and evaluation of the superintendent.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52910J11Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Tue, Fri
8:00a - 11:30a
6/2 - 6/11

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor UAS PEC/Education Leadership. Loc: Distance online web meetings.

Tuition and fees: $8 (additional charges may apply)

Work collaboratively with participants to align grade level literacy goals with the current STEM curriculum. Quarterly sylabi will be created for each grade level. Vertical alignment will be done to ensure appropriate order of instruction, introduction of skills and coverage of standards. Revised curriculum maps wil be posted on the school web page.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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53104J16Jennifer Dowd
OTWASILLA
Tue - Fri
8:00a - 4:00p
5/26 - 5/29

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Wasilla (Machetanz Elementary School, Library). Final assignment due 6/10/15.

Tuition and fees: $-14 (additional charges may apply)

Provides guidance and time for local teams planning exciting new ways of teaching and learning to integrate and enrich student experiences in traditional content areas.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52721J06Michael Byer
EG
Tue - Fri
8:30a - 12:00p
6/2 - 6/5

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: University of Alaska Southeast. Loc: UAS Juneau campus (EG 211). Final assignment due 8/21/2015.

Tuition and fees: $8 (additional charges may apply)

Participants will complete the required comprehensive portfolio for the Secondary MAT program and will work through each of the nine standards through reflective writing prompts and the gathering and editing of evidence and artifacts. Students will assemble the portfolios as a PDF document and submit all documents to LiveText.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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53145J17Scott Christian
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
3:00p - 5:30p
6/2 - 6/30

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: UAS School of Education (Web Based). Final assignment due 7/2/2015.

Tuition and fees: $8 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of Alaska Studies for children grades K-8. Examination and understanding of Alaska and the North. This course meets the Dept. of Education requirement for Alaska Studies.

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51719JD1Katy Spangler
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
5/20 - 5/20
EG218
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 11:30a
6/1 - 6/5
EG218
Mon - Fri
12:00p - 3:00p
6/1 - 6/5
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
6/10 - 6/10
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
6/24 - 6/24
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
7/8 - 7/8
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
7/22 - 7/22
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
8/5 - 8/5

Requires travel to Juneau. To arrange UAS housing/meals, call (907) 796-6443. Audio: call 1800-570-3591 pin 6506720. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online course information and to edit their personal profile. For more information, call (907) 796-6533 or 1866-465-6424 toll-free. Cross-listed as ALST S603-JD1.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Focuses on systematic ways to use best leadership practices and appropriate technologies to improve student achievement. Analyzes how to align strategies to implement effective change to address clearly stated student achievement outcomes. Learners will build or refine a technology plan for their district and demonstrate an understanding of future-focused leadership.

Prerequisite: ED S627

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52906JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 12:00p
6/15 - 6/26

Prerequisite: Superintendency cohort 2 students.

Tuition and fees: $439 (additional charges may apply)

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53014JD2Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 12:00p
7/13 - 7/24

Prerequisite: Superintendency cohort 1 students.

Tuition and fees: $439 (additional charges may apply)

A basic definition of curriculum; the need for curriculum improvement; criteria for selection of broad goals; types of curriculum framework; and the organization of specific learning experiences as part of the curriculum structure. Study of the backward design technique.

Requires concurrent enrollment in one of: ED S615, ED S616, ED S617, or ED S618.

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51720JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
6/1 - 6/22

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call 1-907-796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $415 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation from ED S621A. Continued study and application of backward design to unit development.

Prerequisite: Requires concurrent enrollment in one of: ED S615, ED S616, ED S617, or ED S618.

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51721JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
6/29 - 7/20

Prerequisite: Completion of ED S621A. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call 1-907-796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $415 (additional charges may apply)

A continuation from ED S621B. Continued study and application of backward design to unit development.

Prerequisite: Requires concurrent enrollment in one of: ED S615, ED S616, ED S617, or ED S618.

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51722JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
6/29 - 7/20

Prerequisite: Completion of ED S621B. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call 1-907-796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $415 (additional charges may apply)

Techniques of educational research; selection of topics and problems, data gathering, interpretation and preparation of reports.

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51723J01Gerald Schoenberger
EG225
Mon - Fri
2:45p - 6:00p
7/6 - 7/31

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program. On-site Juneau location. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For more information call 1-907-796-6424.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

A review of relevant learning theories, learning styles, differentiation of instruction and assessment for special needs students. Activities guide students to integrate learning theories, basic teaching skills, and field-based applications. Students apply instructional strategies that promote optimal learning in order to structure the classroom environment for success.

Prerequisite: Current teaching certificate or permission.

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51724J01Scott Christian
JREC116
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 12:00p
7/13 - 7/31

Prerequisite: On-site Juneau MAT Secondary program students only. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

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52375JD1Jeffrey Lofthus
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
6:00p - 7:00p
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: MAT Secondary program students only. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces educational leadership with a focus on leadership theory, change strategies, data-based decision making, school improvement, supervision, school law, systems theory, managing federal mandates, issues in Alaskan education, and school-community relations, all with an emphasis on student achievement.

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program. On-site Juneau location.

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51725J01Kimberly Hanisch
EG225
Mon - Fri
7:30a - 2:30p
7/6 - 7/31

On-site Juneau location. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online.

Tuition and fees: $3835 (additional charges may apply)

Focuses on board/superintendent relations, with a secondary focus on governance documents, educational law and policy, and negotiated agreements. Additional emphasis is on ethical decision making. Students will review and discuss the variety of ethical issues that superintendents and their educational communities address, and their impact on governance.

Prerequisite: ED S627

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52907JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
12:30p - 3:00p
6/15 - 6/26

Prerequisite: Superintendency cohort 2 students.

Tuition and fees: $830 (additional charges may apply)

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53015JD2Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
12:30p - 3:30p
7/13 - 7/24

Prerequisite: Superintendency cohort 1 students.

Tuition and fees: $830 (additional charges may apply)

Students will learn reading strategies that support literacy in the content areas and disciplines. Course will focus on the interrelated processes of writing, reading, listening, and speaking in the literacy development of students. Some emphasis will be given to the use of technology as a tool to enhance content area literacy. The role of teacher as researcher will also be explored.

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51726J01Lisa Richardson
EG223
Mon - Fri
1:00p - 4:00p
6/22 - 7/1
JREC116
Mon, Tue, Wed
1:00p - 4:00p
7/6 - 7/10

Prerequisite: On-site Juneau MAT Secondary program students only.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Focuses on effective ways of accommodating cultural diversity in the classroom, and facilitating appreciation of the differences that exist among people. Explores ways teachers and school systems can support equitable learning for all students. Includes issues of the indigenous populations of Alaska and rural schooling, with attention to the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools. Explores possibilities in prejudice reduction, curricular inclusion, an empowering school culture, and an equity pedagogy.

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51727JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Provides a synthesis of the knowledge and skills developed by candidates relative to educational leadership. Includes individual presentation and assessment based on the standards for leadership, and examines the challenges of being an educational leader. Focuses on balance and logistics of leading a school through an improvement effort while maintaining order in the school's daily operations.

Prerequisite: ED S639.

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51728J01Kimberly Hanisch
EG225
Mon - Fri
7:30a - 2:30p
6/1 - 6/26

Prerequisite: M.Ed. Educational Leadership program students only. On-site Juneau location. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For more information call (907) 796-6045.

Tuition and fees: $3805 (additional charges may apply)

This course has two focal points: First, developing knowledge of reading strategies that support literacy in the content areas for K-12 teachers, emphasizing the interrelated processes of writing, reading, listening, and .speaking; and the role of technology in supporting literacy development. Second: Integration of the arts (visual, .storytelling, drama, music, movement, and traditional cultural arts) across the content areas, exploring current research on arts integration and brain theory. Participants will develop integrated lessons across the curriculum. Two web meetings (3 hrs each) will take place prior to the two weeks of face-to-face instruction on the Juneau campus (Mon-Fri, 8 hrs per day).

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52627J01Scott Christian
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
4:00p - 6:00p
7/14 - 7/21
EG114
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 5:00p
7/27 - 8/7

For Secondary MAT cohort only.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

A research paper, project, or a professional portfolio, jointly approved by the student's graduate committee and the student; to coincide with the student's professional objectives. The portfolio should document the required knowledge and ability to apply the standards set by the UAS School of Education. Portfolio criteria should be obtained from the School of Education or the graduate advisor. The student's graduate committee may require an oral defense of either option.

Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor and instructor required.

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51729J01Kimberly Hanisch
EG225
Mon - Fri
2:45p - 6:45p
6/1 - 6/26

On-site Juneau location. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For more information call (907) 796-6525.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

A research paper, project, or a professional portfolio, jointly approved by the student's graduate committee and the student; to coincide with the student's professional objectives. The portfolio should document the required knowledge and ability to apply the standards set by the UAS School of Education. Portfolio criteria should be obtained from the School of Education or the graduate advisor. The student's graduate committee may require an oral defense of either option.

Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor and instructor required.

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51730JD4Katy Spangler
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Distance MAT Elementary program students only. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order textbooks from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. To register call 1-907-694-7019 or e-mail katy.spangler@uas.alaska.edu. 1-3 credits (variable).

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $415; (additional charges may apply)

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51744JD3Katy Spangler
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Distance MAT Elementary program students only. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order textbooks from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. To register call 1-907-694-7019 or e-mail katy.spangler@uas.alaska.edu.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

A research paper, project, or a professional portfolio, jointly approved by the student's graduate committee and the student; to coincide with the student's professional objectives. The portfolio should document the required knowledge and ability to apply the standards set by the UAS School of Education. Portfolio criteria should be obtained from the School of Education or the graduate advisor. The student's graduate committee may require an oral defense of either option.

Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor and instructor required.

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51731JD2
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Juneau MAT Elementary program students only. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order textbooks from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. To register call 1-907-694-7019 or e-mail katy.spangler@uas.alaska.edu. 1-3 credits (variable).

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $415; (additional charges may apply)

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51745JD1
DISTWEB
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Juneau MAT Elementary program students only. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order textbooks from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. To register call 1-907-694-7019 or e-mail katy.spangler@uas.alaska.edu.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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