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Educational Leadership

Beginning the summer of 2009, the University of Alaska Southeast and the School of Education began offering a one-year M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program. 

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is a cohort program designed to prepare candidates to become school administrators in Alaska. 

This program will prepare candidates for the challenges and opportunities inherent in assuming roles as educational leaders in public schools.

We are now accepting applications for candidates in our next cohort. To be considered in the first round for the upcoming program, candidates must submit application materials by mid-January of each year. A secondary review of applications will be completed in an ongoing manner based on available space in the program. Cohorts start in July of each year and candidates should apply for the summer semester.

See the M.Ed. Educational Leadership brochure for additional information.

Please note: Due to mandatory supervision requirements this program is currently only available to candidates who live in Alaska.

  • Jerry Schoenberger
  • Assistant Professor Educational Leadership
  • Phone: 796-6283

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Degree Requirements

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

Application Process

Master of Education Program - Educational Leadership 

Do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Assistant with any questions about application materials of the application process. The following items are necessary for a complete application:

  1. A completed graduate application and $60 processing fee;
  2. Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
    • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted.
  3. Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended (excluding UAS, UAF, or UAA). These will be used for assessment of your content preparation;
  4. Document at least three years public school teaching experience.  Each school district worked for must complete this Employment Verification form;
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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;
  8. Writing sample per these instructions.

Send all of these items to:

UAS Admissions
11066 Auke Lake Way

Juneau, AK 99801

Fax: 907-796-6002

If you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact Jerry Schoenberger, Faculty Advisor for the Educational Leadership Program.


All education programs through the Alaska College of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP accreditation signifies that the AKCoE has met the rigorous standards set forth for educator preparation.


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