The Special Education programs at UAS prepare teacher candidates to develop and implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities. The programs focus on the unique needs of: (a) children and youth with disabilities; (b) Alaska’s diverse Native and non-Native communities; and (c) Alaska’s remote, rural, and urban communities.
The Special Education programs at UAS accommodate a broad spectrum of students from those candidates who do not currently have a teaching certificate but are preparing to become teachers (B.A. and M.A.T.) and those already in the profession that wish to enhance their credentials (M.Ed. and Certificate).
Courses are offered at the Juneau campus and through e-learning (online and via audio conference). The e-learning option allows candidates who live and work in Alaska’s remote and rural communities to remain in their home communities while completing their degrees.