The Mathematics Elementary Education Graduate Certificate program at the University of Alaska Southeast provides the opportunity for teachers to become leaders in the field of Mathematics Education through distance education.
This program is designed for K-8 teachers who are seeking to strengthen their understanding of the mathematics they are teaching and preparing for their students to learn. This is a non-degree program that leads to a recommendation for a Mathematics (K-8) endorsement added to an Alaska Teaching Certificate.
Mathematics Education K-8 Graduate Certificate
- Application for admission and $60 non-refundable admission fee
- Copy of a current Alaska teaching or administrative certificate
- Two Letters of Recommendation on SOE form
- Official transcript(s) indicating a baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00
For more information and forms, see the School of Education website.
Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)
|Minimum Credit Hours||21|
|EDMA||S608||Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S614||Numeration and Operations: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S654||Algebra and Functions: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S655||Geometry and Measurement: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S656||Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDMA||S658||Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics||3|
|EDMA||S657||Concepts of Calculus and Trigonometry: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers||3|
- GPA of 3.00
- Satisfactory completion of all courses
Applying to the Mathematics Education Graduate Certificate Program
By completing the UAS Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education, you qualify for the UAS Institutional Recommendation to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's Endorsement in Mathematics Education. You may apply for this program at any point in your coursework, but you must apply before applying to EED for your endorsement.
Submit the following items directly to the admissions office:
- A completed UAS graduate application and $60 processing fee.
- Official academic transcript indicating a baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0.
- Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation (on SOE recommendation form).
- A Statement of Professional Objectives per these instructions.
- A copy of current teaching or administrative certificate.
Important Note: Send all application documents to:
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Elisabeth Genaux, Student Services Assistant.
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Virgil Fredenberg, Coordinator of the Mathematics Elementary Education Program.
How to Apply to EED for your Endorsement (after completing coursework):
- Go to the Teacher Certification page at the EED Web site and follow their directions to Add an Endorsement.
- Send EED's Add an Endorsement form and a check made out to EED for their fee to UAS-School of Education, 11120 Glacier Hwy, HA1, Juneau, AK 99801 (current fee information is on the form).
- Request that all relevant official transcripts be sent to UAS-School of Education, 11120 Glacier Hwy, HA1, Juneau, AK 99801. To obtain transcripts from any University of Alaska unit, visit UAOnline.
When we receive the above items, we will verify that you have completed all coursework for the Endorsement and will notify you if anything is missing.
Please note that once your information and materials are submitted and accepted, you are in EED's database as having the endorsement. However, it can take 3-6 months for the certificate to actually arrive in the mail. If you want to call EED to check on the status of your endorsement, phone 907-465-2800.