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The School of Education offers programs designed to meet the needs of those preparing to become teachers and those who are already in the profession.  We have a strong tradition for preparing educators and principals of excellence who demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the lives of students.

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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 (2015-2016 Catalog)

Students must complete the general education requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 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
Breadth Requirements23
Major Requirements55

General Education Requirements

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 and Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computational Skills

Select one from the following (4 credits):

MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus4
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 of General Chemistry4
* MATH S151 or equivalent is prerequisite for PHYS S102
Earth/Space Sciences
ASTRS225General Astronomy3
ENVSS102Earth and Environment4
GEOLS104Physical Geology4
GEOLS105Geological History of Life3

Breadth Requirements

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

MATHS211Mathematics for Elem School Teachers I3
MATHS212Mathematics for Elem School Teachers II3

Humanities

PES100Health & Fitness1
PES__PE Elective1
___S__Advisor-approved 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 Requirements

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

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours51
Foundational Courses9
Major Requirements42

Foundational Courses

COEDS001Preparations for Teacher Education Programs0
EDS230Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDS320BPE in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320EHealth in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS333The Learner and the Learning Process3

Select one of the following (1 credit):

EDS320AArt in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320CMusic in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320DDrama in the K-8 Curriculum1

Major Requirements

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 Development1
EDS621BCurriculum Development1
EDS621CCurriculum Development1
EDS680Perspectives on 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

  1. A Master’s Portfolio that provides evidence that the student meets all program goals/outcomes
  2. Official Praxis Subject Assessments as required by the State for your subject area meeting Alaska cut scores are due upon completion of student teaching and are required for issuance of the Institutional Recommendation and graduate certificate.
  3. 3.00 GPA

Elementary Education K-8 Graduate Certificate

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours45
Foundational Courses9
Major Requirements36

Foundational Courses

COEDS001Preparations for Teacher Education Programs0
EDS230Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDS320BPhysical Education in the K-8 Curriculum1
EDS320EHealth 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 Requirements

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 Development1
EDS621BCurriculum Development1
EDS621CCurriculum Development1
ECES661Literacy and Young Children3
EDS680Perspectives on 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.

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 - 2016


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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51178JD1Lee Graham
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. No textbook. Registered students must access UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online for 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: $570 (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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51179JD1Katy Spangler
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
7:15p - 8:45p
5/18 - 6/8

Audio: call 1-866-832-7806, pin 1331499. 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: $230 (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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51180JD1Kelly Mccormick
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:15p - 8:45p
6/15 - 7/6

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: $230 (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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51181JD1Robin Hopper
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
7:15p - 8:45p
7/13 - 8/3

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: $230 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to current philosophies and practices in health education for elementary and middle-school students. Knowledge and skills needed for teachers to provide effective health education.

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51780JD1Alberta Jones
DISTELIVE
Monday
6:00p - 7:00p
5/16 - 6/13

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: $245 (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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51182JD1Jeffrey Lofthus
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
6:00p - 7:00p
5/16 - 8/6

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: $690 (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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51781JD1Alberta Jones
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Course meets asynchronously. 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: $690 (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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51184JD1Katy Spangler
DISTAUDIO
Monday
4:30p - 6:00p
5/16 - 8/6

Audio: call 1-866-832-7806, pin 6436296. 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: $690 (additional charges may apply)

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52748J14Becky Roth
EG
Thursday
6:30p - 8:45p
6/2 - 6/3
EG
Thursday
1:45p - 4:00p
6/2 - 6/3
EG
Friday
1:30p - 4:45p
6/2 - 6/3
EG
Thursday
9:15a - 12:30p
6/2 - 6/3
EG
Friday
9:00a - 1:15p
6/2 - 6/3

Tuition and fees: $2 (additional charges may apply)

Course is an experimental study of what quality instruction is and how it can be implemented in the classroom. Based on the ongoing research and findings of 'Project Zero' at Harvard University, this course will expose and immerse participants in the process of identifying and creating quality instruction within the context of exemplary arts classrooms. Through hands-on arts experiences, mentor parings with SFAC Faculty, subject specific Master Classes, evening performances and guided reflection, participants will from a practical, executable knowledge of multiple artistic forms beyond their chosen descipline while also exploring how the different disciplines overlap. The approaches and methods covered in the class are adaptable to any content area of teaching and any age level.

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52664T02
SITKA
6/27 - 7/9

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52217J02Lorrie Heagy
EG221
Sunday
6:00p - 8:30p
7/24 - 7/24
EG221
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:30a - 4:30p
7/25 - 8/3
EG221
Thursday
8:30a - 9:00p
7/28 - 8/4
EG221
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
7/29 - 7/29
EG221
Friday
8:30a - 11:30a
8/5 - 8/5

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Alaska Arts Consortium, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Juneau School District.. Loc: UAS Juneau campus. Participants from across the state 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, in person and via media.. Focus is also on inclusion of all students in integrated arts learning differentiation. K-12 teachers will work with Arts Education experts, local artists and cultural leaders to explore a variety of arts activities that can be used 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.

Tuition and fees: $-82 (additional charges may apply)

Offers participants detailed attributes of best teaching practices. focus is on the emotional, physical, and academic environments of the whole school as well as the classroom. Emphasis is on building relationships and providing students opportunities to learn through relevant and rigorous curriculum.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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51881J01Patricia Harrington
Mon - Thu
7:30a - 3:30p
6/6 - 6/9
Friday
7:30a - 4:15p
6/10 - 6/10

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Tongass School of Arts and Science. Loc: Ketchikan Tongass School of Arts (Library). Final assignment due 12/7/2016.

Tuition and fees: $-54 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52600J04Lucile Hope
OTPALME
Monday
4:15p - 6:45p
5/2 - 5/23
OTPALME
Thursday
4:15p - 6:45p
5/19 - 5/19

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Palmer, Finger Lake Elementary (OT room). Provides a professional learning community for Occupational Therapists. Participants will meet to discuss best practices, share new knowledge of techniques in specialty areas gained from review of literature and professional organizations. Participants will reflect on their practice and have opportunities for professional growth.

Tuition and fees: $2 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52669J08Derek Peterson
OTANCH
Wed, Thu
8:30a - 12:00p
6/8 - 6/9
OTANCH
Wed, Thu
1:00p - 5:30p
6/8 - 6/9

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Brightways Learning. Loc: Girdwood (Alyeska resort). Professional development seminar that is different than anything that participants have been learning, teaching, and doing in their schools. This work allows us to see beneath the surface and move to the core of what K-12 students need to succeed, while helping increase professional and work environment satisfaction for teachers and other staff.

Tuition and fees: $2 (additional charges may apply)

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52709J11Kelly Sorensen
OT
Sunday
9:00a - 4:30p
6/12 - 6/12
OT
Mon, Tue, Wed
8:30a - 5:15p
6/13 - 6/15
OT
Thursday
8:00a - 3:30p
6/16 - 6/16

Tuition and fees: $-54 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52670J09Kathryn Jensen
EG219
Sunday
1:00p - 5:00p
6/12 - 6/12
EG218
Sunday
1:00p - 5:00p
6/12 - 6/12
EG219
All Week
6:30p - 8:00p
6/13 - 6/24
EG218
All Week
6:30p - 8:00p
6/13 - 6/24
EG219
All Week
9:00a - 5:00p
6/13 - 6/24
EG218
All Week
9:00a - 5:00p
6/13 - 6/24
EG218
Saturday
9:00a - 12:15p
6/25 - 6/25
EG219
Saturday
9:00a - 12:15p
6/25 - 6/25

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Goldbelt Heritage Foundation. Tlingit science is a way of life, deeply rooted in observation, relationship, needs, and ingenious ways of knowing developed locally over thousands of years. Language speaks to the relationship between man, plant, and animal and explains how humans are woven into nature. Participants will dive into enthnobiology through an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach utilizing songs, dancing, art forms, harvests, food preparation, comparative experience, ancient and modern pedagogy and methodologies, and field experiences. Ethnobiology is the study of how people perceive and interact with the ecosystems they inhabit, both in the past and the immediate present. Participants will express their understanding of ethnobiology by their participation in this pilot unit as well as contributing to the development of resources for school district and community use.

Tuition and fees: $-82 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52667J06Caitlin Montague-Winebarger
OTFBNKS
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 4:00p
5/15 - 5/20
OTFBNKS
Friday
10:00a - 12:00p
7/29 - 7/29

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: North Slope Borough School District. Loc: Faribanks & audio. Final assignment due 8/9/2016. Designed to give participants hands-on experience planning for and supporting implementation of cultural units. Participants will attend a 6-day intensive workshop in Fairbanks, participate in one follow-up audio-conference, and support implementation at one or more school sites during the first months of school.

Tuition and fees: $-54 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52724J12David Russell
OTWASILLA
Mon, Tue, Fri
4:15p - 6:15p
5/16 - 5/20
OTWASILLA
Tuesday
9:00a - 4:30p
5/24 - 5/24

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Wasilla JSE (Library). Final assignment due 5/27/2016. Designed to assist teachers in looking at schoolwide data, grade level data and class level data to compare with district, state, and national normative data. There will be an opportunity for teachers to collaborate and take the data to plan appropriate lessions to address areas of weakness. Planning will be with the new district-adopted curriculum for FY17.

Tuition and fees: $2 (additional charges may apply)

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52708J10Daniel Michael
OTPALME
Tuesday
8:00a - 5:00p
5/24 - 5/25
OTPALME
Wednesday
8:00a - 1:30p
5/24 - 5/25

Tuition and fees: $2 (additional charges may apply)

The Alaska Arts Education Consortium and the North Slope Borough School District are sponsoring the fifth in a 5-year cycle of one week institutes featuring major Alaska Native cultures and traditional arts. Focus is on Inupiat arts, language, and culture. It includes visual and performing arts, carving, dancing, sewing, storytelling and singing, and interactive experiences with Inupiat elders and Artists. Leaders will present and model traditional ways of knowing traditional art processes and forms. Participants will discuss how to adapt what is learned to instruction in k-12 classrooms across the North Slope and Alaska, and design a lesson plan to use in the following year. Teachers from NSBSD are targeted as participants, but teachers from across the region and state areinvited and welcome to attend.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52481J03Barbara Short
OT
Sunday
6:00p - 8:00p
5/15 - 5/15
OT
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 5:00p
5/16 - 5/20
OT
Mon - Fri
7:00p - 9:30p
5/16 - 5/20

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Alaska Arts Education Consortium. Loc: Point Hope High School.

Tuition and fees: $-54 (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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51956JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon, Wed
8:00a - 12:00p
7/6 - 7/14

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

Tuition and fees: $2 (additional charges may apply)

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52668J07Cheri Mattson
OTWASILLA
Wed, Thu
8:00a - 3:30p
5/24 - 5/27
OTWASILLA
Tue, Fri
8:00a - 3:30p
5/24 - 5/27

Stacked with 52725 ED S593-J13. For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Wasilla, Tanaina elementary (Library). Focus is on completing documents from the one credit class. Participants will then move into how cooperative learning will be integrated into the new language arts materials to best reach the new groups of students in the fall.

Tuition and fees: $-26 (additional charges may apply)

Designed to bring staff together in making decisions on school wide procedures. Participants will discuss policies, procedures, schedules and develop a year-long plan for implementing academic integrations. The discussion items wil be guided by Kagan Cooperative Learning, Bully Blockers series and CHAMPS. The end result will be documents and procedures that will guide in a solid start to a new year.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52725J13Cheri Mattson
OTWASILLA
Tue, Wed
8:00a - 3:30p
5/24 - 5/25

Stacked with 52725 ED S593-J07. For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Wasilla, Tanaina elementary (Library).

Tuition and fees: $2 (additional charges may apply)

Covers what blocks need to be coverred per grade level and how to write the blocks. Participants will align the content of the blocks with Alaska State Standards at each grade level. Additionally, the class will include movement, art, science, and music that can be included in each of the blocks and ideas of how to integrate the above areas during the block time.

Prerequisite: Professional development credit for certified teachers only.

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52601J05Catherine Busbey
OTPALME
Tue - Sat
8:00a - 4:30p
5/24 - 5/28

For more information call the PEC, (907) 796-6045. Sponsor: Mat-Su Borough School District. Loc: Palmer, Birchtree Elementary (room 100). Final assignment due 6/4/16.

Tuition and fees: $-54 (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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51185JD1Katy Spangler
DISTAUDIO
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
5/16 - 8/6
EG218
Mon - Fri
12:30p - 3:30p
6/6 - 6/10
EG218
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 11:30a
6/6 - 6/10

Requires travel to Juneau. To arrange UAS housing/meals, call (907) 796-6443. Audio: call 1-866-832-7806, pin 6436296. 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: $1320 (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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51186JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 12:00p
7/18 - 7/29

Section requirement: Superintendency cohort 2 students.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (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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51188JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
5/31 - 6/25

Course delivered asynchronously Requires access to a computer with High Speed 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) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $440 (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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51189JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
6/27 - 7/29

Section requirement: Completion of ED S621A. Course delivered asynchronously. Requires access to a computer with High Speed 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) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $440 (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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51190JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
6/27 - 7/29

Section requirement: Completion of ED S621B. Course delivered asynchronously. Requires access to a computer with High Speed 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) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $440 (additional charges may apply)

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

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51191J01Peggy Cowan
EG223
Mon - Fri
2:45p - 6:00p
7/6 - 7/29
Saturday
2:45p - 6:00p
7/30 - 7/30

Section requirement: 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 (907) 796-6424.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (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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51192J01Scott Christian
EG221
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 12:00p
7/6 - 7/22
EG220
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 12:00p
7/6 - 7/22

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

Tuition and fees: $1320 (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: Admissions to MEd in Educational Leadership.

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51194J01Gerald Schoenberger
EG223
Mon - Fri
7:30a - 2:30p
7/6 - 7/30

Section requirement: Admission to the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program. On-site Juneau location. On-site Juneau location. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online.

Tuition and fees: $4080 (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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51195JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
12:30p - 3:00p
7/18 - 7/29

Section requirement: Superintendency cohort students.

Tuition and fees: $880 (additional charges may apply)

Designed to help the candidate gain the knowledge and skills necessary to establish, maintain and enhance relationships and to involve and communicate effectively with various constituencies such as parents, community members, teachers, personnel, district administrators, board members and other related entities that facilitate the development, education, and socialization of students in a community.

Prerequisite: ED S627

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51803JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
10:45a - 1:15p
6/6 - 6/17

Section requirement: Superintendency cohort students.

Tuition and fees: $880 (additional charges may apply)

Designed to assist practicing school leaders to implement, analyze and monitor the diverse programs and management systems in a school district. Introduces students to the tools and resources available to fully analyze and utilize data-driven decision making. Components of representative educational systems within and outside the U.S. will be studied. Students will develop and submit an Action Plan for School Improvement based on current research and evidence of best practices, as well as reflective papers on diverse educational systems.

Prerequisite: ED S627

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51804JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 10:30a
6/6 - 6/17

Section requirement: Superintendency cohort students.

Tuition and fees: $880 (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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51197J01Lisa Richardson
EG221
Mon - Fri
1:00p - 4:00p
7/6 - 7/22
EG220
Mon - Fri
1:00p - 4:00p
7/6 - 7/22

Section requirement: On-site Juneau MAT Secondary program students only.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (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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51198JD1Susan Andrews
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Course delivered asynchronously. Requires access to a computer with High Speed 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) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

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51895J01Angela Lunda
EG221
Mon - Fri
1:00p - 4:00p
6/13 - 7/1
EG220
Mon - Fri
1:00p - 4:00p
6/13 - 7/1

Section requirement: Admission to the MAT Secondary program cohort students only.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (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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51199J01Kimberly Hanisch
EG225
Mon - Fri
7:30a - 2:30p
6/6 - 7/1

Section requirement: 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: $4035 (additional charges may apply)

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52248J01Scott Christian
EG218
Mon - Fri
8:30a - 5:30p
7/25 - 8/6

Section requirement: For Secondary MAT Cohort only. Composed of two strands or focal points. One strand focuses on the development of knowledge of reading strategies that support literacy in the content areas/disciplines for K-12 teachers. Emphasis is on the interrelated processes of writing, reading, listening and speaking in each of the disciplinary tasks that engage students. An examination into the role of technology and ways in which it can support literacy development will also be a studied. The second strand focuses on the integration of threats across the content areas. The course also explores current research on literacy, arts integration and brain theory. Students will develop integrated lessons across the curriculum.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (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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51201J01Kimberly Hanisch
EG225
Mon - Fri
2:45p - 6:45p
6/6 - 7/1

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: $1320 (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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51202JD4Katy Spangler
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Section requirement: 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 (907) 694-7019 or e-mail katy.spangler@uas.alaska.edu. 1-3 credits (variable).

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $440; (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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51805JD1Martin Laster
DISTELIVE
6/6 - 6/17

Section requirement: Superintendency cohort students.

Tuition and fees: $440 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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