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Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program at UAS prepares candidates to become school administrators in Alaska. Structured around a cohort model, students move through the program together, creating the opportunity to make lasting connections in the education field. The M.Ed in Educational Leadership prepares candidates for the challenges and opportunities inherent in assuming roles as educational leaders in public schools.

Important Deadlines

This program usually admits about 20 applicants per cohort year and admissions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please try to submit all application materials by mid-January for the best chance of being included in the upcoming cohort. If space allows, admissions may be considered after January. May 1st is the last day to submit an application for this program


Although some of these classes are solely taught through e-learning, due to mandatory supervision requirements this program is currently only available to candidates who live in Alaska and will complete their internships in an Alaskan School District. 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.

Yes, we are planning to hold our summer classes on the UAS campus in Juneau this year. The cohort ending the program will meet in the last 3.5 weeks of June and the new cohort starting the program will meet in the last 3.5 weeks of July. We are closely monitoring the situation and our plans may need to change if we feel we cannot provide a safe learning environment this summer; however, at this point we have confidence that we can offer a safe, in-person learning experience, which is a core component of our M.Ed. Educational Leadership program. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

July (12 credits):

  • ED s637 Introduction to Educational Leadership
  • ED s627 Educational Research

Fall Semester (6 credits):

  • ED s638 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership I
  • ED s691 Internship I

Spring Semester (6 credits):

  • ED s639 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership II
  • ED s691 Internship II

June (9 credits):

  • ED s690 Educational Leadership II
  • ED s698 Master's Research Project or Portfolio

Application Process

Application Process

Need Assistance?

Do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Assistant with any questions about application materials of the application process.

Required Admissions Materials

The following items are necessary for a complete application file:

  • Complete Graduate Application and pay fee
  • Send Official Transcripts with a 3.0 GPA to UAS. Please note: transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted
  • Document at least three years of public school teaching experience. Each school district worked for must complete this Employment Verification form
  • Obtain a Letter of recommendation from your current principal. This requirement will be met when we receive a recommendation from the reference you provided contact information for in the UAS application portal
  • Obtain a Letter of support from the superintendent (or their office) of the district in which the internship will occur. This requirement will be met when we receive a recommendation from the reference you provided contact information for in the UAS application portal
  • Document the name and position of your identified mentor for the internship on the Internship Mentor Identification Form. Please see the UAS Intern Mentor Handbook for more information about the internship and the associated responsibilities of mentor and intern
  • Submit Writing Sample per these instructions

Send all of these items to:

UAS Admissions
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801-8671

Program Contacts

Mary Wegner, B.S., Ed.D., M.Ed. (she/her)

Mary Wegner, B.S., Ed.D., M.Ed.

Superintendent & Ed Leadership Program Coordinator

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Elisabeth Genaux

Elisabeth Genaux

Student Services Assistant

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Delores Graver

Delores Graver

Program Assistant

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