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This program is currently suspended and we are not accepting new applications. For questions, please contact the Alaska College of Education (phone: 907-796-6076).

Program Overview

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.

Please note: This program is currently only available to candidates who live in Alaska. Candidates living outside Alaska are welcome to apply to this program, but should understand that this program is specifically designed to train teachers for the unique teaching conditions of various Alaskan communities and that applicants will need to reside in Alaska to complete the program.


Degree Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

Application Process

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 must be admitted to this program before completing more than nine (9) credits of program coursework.

Do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Assistant with any questions about application materials or the application process. The following items are necessary for a complete application:

  1. A completed UAS graduate application and $60 processing fee;
  2. 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.
  3. Two (2) recommendations written by former or current professors, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance and are not related to you;
    • This requirement can be met by logging in to the UAS application portal and providing contact information for two references.
  4. Writing sample per these instructions;
  5. A copy of current teaching or administrative certificate.

Send all these items to:

UAS Admissions
11066 Auke Lake Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Fax: 907-796-6002

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):

  1. Go to the Teacher Certification page at the EED Web site and follow their directions to Add an Endorsement.
  2. Send EED's Add an Endorsement form and a check made out to EED for their fee to UAS-Alaska College of Education,  11066 Auke Lake Way, HA1, Juneau, AK 99801 (current fee information is on the form).
  3. Request that all relevant official transcripts be sent to UAS-Alaska College of Education, 11066 Auke Lake Way, 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.



All education programs through the Alaska College of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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