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Mathematics Elementary Education

The Mathematics Elementary Education Master's 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. 

Our Math Courses Feature

  • Standards-based learning
  • Content and pedagogy for elementary teachers
  • Emphasis on non-traditional, hands-on methods and approaches
  • Capstone research project focuses on classroom experiences

Dr. Virgil G. Fredenberg
Program Coordinator
Phone: 907-796-6082
Fax: 907-796-6059
11120 Glacier Highway, HA1
Juneau, AK 99801
Contact when you have questions about:
  • General Mathematics program questions
  • Independent studies or electives
  • Graduate Portfolios
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 907-796-6533
Fax: 907-796-6059
11120 Glacier Highway, HA1
Juneau, AK 99801

Contact when you have questions about:

  • General UAS and Mathematics program information
  • Application process
  • Course registrations


Master Degree in Education
Mathematics Education

The M.Ed. is offered with emphasis in Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Reading, Science Education, and Special Education. The Master of Education programs extend and develop classroom skills and abilities of practicing teachers in elementary and secondary education. Applicants to the Master of Education program must have a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and/or a current teaching certificate.

For programs which include an internship or practicum a supervision fee will be assessed to help defray the cost of the supervisor’s travel. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Provost website.

The M.Ed. in Mathematics Education is designed to provide content and pedagogy appropriate for the teaching of mathematics with options for increasing the teacher’s understanding of content area literacy, the inclusion of students with special needs and utilizing technology to teach mathematics. The mathematics content is designed to strengthen understanding of the mathematics taught in the K-8 curriculum. Candidates must prepare an exit portfolio, demonstrating competency in the nine outcomes of the School of Education (i.e., philosophy, development, diversity, content, student learning, learning environment, professionalism, technology). The M.Ed. Mathematics Education program is not a teacher certification program. For an initial teaching certificate see Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education programs, or Masters of Arts in Teaching programs. Students wanting a K-8 Mathematics Education teaching endorsement must also apply to the Mathematics Education (K-8) Certificate Program.

Application Requirements

For application requirements and Praxis I and II Exam information please visit the School of Education website.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours36
Major Requirements36
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDETS636The Impact of Technology on Student Learning3
EDETS668Educational Technology Leadership3
EDMAS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS614Numeration and Operations: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS654Algebra and Functions: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS655Geometry and Measurement: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS656Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS657Concepts of Calculus and Trigonometry: Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDMAS658Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics3
EDMAS698Masters Portfolio3
____S___Advisor-approved Elective*3
*Graduate level advisor-approved elective with an emphasis on pedagogy

Applying to the Master's Program

Important Note: Mail the following items to: University of Alaska Southeast Attention Admissions, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801.

  1. A completed graduate applicationand $60 processing fee.
  2. Official academic transcript indicating 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. Each recommendation must be submitted using the School of Education Letter of Recommendation Form. 
  4. A Statement of Professional Objectives per these instructions
  5. A copy of a current teaching or administrative certificate.

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.



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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