Special Education, M.A.T.
The M.A.T. in Special Education program prepares teacher candidates to develop and implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities. This program is designed for candidates who do not currently have a teaching certificate. The program focuses 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 M.A.T. in Special Education program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Courses are offered in the evenings and in the summer, and all courses are offered online and/or via audio-conference. This e-learning format allows candidates who live and work in Alaska’s remote and rural communities to remain in their home communities while completing their graduate studies.
- Jill Burkert
- Associate Professor of Education
- Phone: 796-6033
Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)
The M.A.T. in Special Education program prepares teacher candidates to develop and implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities. The program focuses 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. Candidates who complete the M.A.T. in Special Education program can receive an Alaska Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Special Education (Grades K-12) from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.
The M.A.T. in Special Education program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Courses are offered in the evenings and in the summer, and all courses are offered online and/or via audio conference. This e-Learning format allows candidates who live and work in Alaska’s remote and rural communities to remain in their home communities while completing their graduate studies.
|Minimum Credit Hours||39|
|EDSE||S482||Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities||3|
|ED||S605||Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|EDSE||S610||Assessing of Students with Disabilities||3|
|EDSE||S612||Curriculum & Strategies: Low Incidence||3|
|EDSE||S622||Curriculum & Strategies: High Incidence||3|
|EDSE||S677||Language & Literacy: Assessment and Intervention||3|
|EDSE||S685||Transition Considerations for Secondary Students with Disabilities||3|
|EDSE||S692||Special Education Seminar||3|
|EDSE||S694||Special Education Practicum||3|
|EDSE||S695||Professional and Ethical Practice||3|
|Select one from the following (3 credits):|
|ECE||S661||Literacy and Young Children||3|
|ED||S603||Alaska Literature for Young People||3|
|ED||S615||Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades||3|
|ED||S631||Advanced Educational Psychology|
|EDET||S628||Technology in Instructional Design||3|
|EDMA||S608||Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers||3|
|EDRE||S678||Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers||3|
|EDRE||S679||Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas||3|
|EDSE||S609||Classroom Management & Child Guidance in Early Childhood||3|
|____||S___||Approved Instructor Elective||3|
Master of Arts in Teaching Program - Special Education
Deadline: All application and portfolio materials must be received by July 1st for the Fall Semester, November 1st for the Spring Semester and April 1st for the Summer Semester in order to receive Financial Aid in a timely manner.
Please return all items to the the Admissions office as instructed below.
Step 1: Consult with the Program Coordinator.
Step 2: Send application documents to Admissions
UAS - Admissions 11120 Glacier Hwy Juneau, AK 99801 907-796-6533 1-866-465-6424 toll free 907-796-6365
or for questions, email the program assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Graduate application for admission (MAT program)
- Background Check (.pdf)
- Admission fee of $60.
- Official transcript with evidence of baccalaureate degree awarded, GPA 3.0
- Two Letters of Recommendation on SOE form Letter of Recommendation form (.doc)
- Admission Writing Sample of two parts: Instructions
- Passing Praxis I exam results -see note #3 (Register @ ETS). Praxis scores must be sent to UAS (code R4897) and the Department of Education & Early Development (code R7027).
- Applicant faxes or mails unofficial transcripts to advisor
- Advisor completes transcript analysis
- Applicant and advisor discuss individual’s program
Step 3: Complete program prerequisites
- GPA of 3.0 from undergraduate transcript. (If your GPA is below 3.0, you can be admitted conditionally.)
- Prerequisite coursework as recommended by advisor
- Admission status notices are mailed out by the School of Education.
- Conditional admission status may be granted.
- You must TAKE the Praxis I test for admission. If you do not pass all sections of the test, you may retake it. You must PASS the Praxis I prior to full admission and prior to placement in any school practicum.
- You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in these programs. You must receive a grade of "C" or better in each course for it to count. A "C-" grade will not be counted as “passing.”