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Special Education, M.A.T.
Distance Delivery

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.

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Degree Requirements (2014-2015 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 Hours39
Foundational Courses9
ALSTS300Alaska Studies3
EDS380Multicultural Education3
EDSES482Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities3
Program Requirements36
EDS621ACurriculum Development1
EDS621BCurriculum Development1
EDS621CCurriculum Development1
EDS688Student Teaching6
EDS605Early Childhood Special Education3
EDSES610Assessing of Students with Disabilities3
EDSES612Curriculum & Strategies: Low Incidence3
EDSES622Curriculum & Strategies: High Incidence3
EDSES677Language & Literacy: Assessment and Intervention3
EDSES685Transition Considerations for Secondary Students with Disabilities3
EDSES692Special Education Seminar3
EDSES694Special Education Practicum3
EDSES695Professional and Ethical Practice3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ECES661Literacy and Young Children3
EDS603Alaska Literature for Young People3
EDS615Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades3
EDS626Classroom Research3
EDS627Educational Research3
EDS631Advanced Educational Psychology 
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDMAS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDRES678Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers3
EDRES679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDSES609Classroom Management & Child Guidance in Early Childhood3
____S___Approved Instructor Elective3
Exit Criteria
  1. Satisfactory completion of all courses
  2. GPA of 3.00 or higher
  3. Praxis I exam scores meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification
  4. Praxis II exam (Elementary Content Knowledge 0014), with scores meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification

Application Procedures

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.

Jill Burkert

Step 2: Send application documents to Admissions

Send to:

UAS - Admissions 11120 Glacier Hwy Juneau, AK 99801 907-796-6533 1-866-465-6424 toll free 907-796-6365

admissions@uas.alaska.edu

or for admission or registration questions, contact the student services assistant:  edgeneaux@uas.alaska.edu

Checklist

  1. Applicant faxes or mails unofficial transcripts to advisor
  2. Advisor completes transcript analysis
  3. Applicant and advisor discuss individual’s program

Step 3: Complete program prerequisites

Checklist

  1. GPA of 3.0 from undergraduate transcript. (If your GPA is below 3.0, you can be admitted conditionally.)
  2. Prerequisite coursework as recommended by advisor

Notes

  1. Admission status notices are mailed out by the School of Education.
  2. Conditional admission status may be granted.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.”
 
 

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All education programs through the School 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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