The Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education program prepares teachers 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 and rural communities.
The MEd in Special Education program is designed to accommodate practicing teachers, paraeducators and other school-based professionals who currently have an initial teaching certificate. Courses are offered in the afternoons, evenings, and in the summer. All courses are delivered via audio conference and augmented with online resources. This e-Learning format allows candidates who live and work in Alaska's remote and rural communities to remain in their communities while completing their graduate studies.
- Jill Burkert
- Associate Professor of Education
- Phone: 796-6033
The M.Ed. is offered with emphasis in Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Reading, 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. program in Special Education prepares teachers 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 and rural communities.
The M.Ed. program in Special Education is designed to accommodate practicing teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school-based professionals. Courses are, therefore, offered in the afternoons and evenings and in the summer. All courses are delivered via teleconference and augmented with online resources. This distance-delivered format allows candidates who live and work in Alaska’s remote and rural communities to remain in their communities while completing their graduate studies.
For application requirements please visit the School of Education website.
Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)
|Minimum Credit Hours||33|
|EDSE||S482||Inclusive Classrooms for All Children||3|
|EDSE||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|
|EDSE||S698||Master’s Research Project||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||3|
|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|
- Satisfactory completion of all courses
- GPA of 3.00 or higher
- An approved Master's Research Project
The following items are necessary for a complete application to the Masters of Education in Special Education
- A complete Graduate Application and $60 application fee
- Official transcript showing bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA
- Copy of current teaching certificate or admission to SOE teaching program
- Two letters of recommendation on SOE form
- Writing sample (1-2 page typed essay, double spaced). Describe your professional goals and explain why you want to be a special education teacher and/or work with individuals with disabilities. Describe your commitment to diversity in school and classroom settings.
Send all admission documents to:University of Alaska Southeast Admissions11120 Glacier HighwayJuneau, AK 99801
You can also fax or email all but the official transcript to 907-796-6365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To request more information, please email or call:
Jill Burkert, Ph.D.
Interim Program Coordinator