The primary purpose of the Master of Education in Special Education is to provide individuals who already possess, or are eligible for, a current Alaska teaching certificate with specific training in the areas of special education. Special education candidates will progress through a series of developmentally sequenced field experiences for the full range of ages, types and levels of abilities and collaborative opportunities. All students in the program will demonstrate knowledge of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) content standards for Special Education Teachers.
Minimum requirements for M.Ed.: 36 credits
The primary purpose of this program is to prepare Special Educators at the graduate level with specific training in the areas of disabilities, assessment, interventions strategies, current law, and implementation of programs including development of legally defensible federal IDEA documents. Completion of this program meets requirements for Alaska Licensure as a Special Education Teacher. Students will have mastery of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards for special education teachers which are: Foundations in Special Education, Development and Characteristics of Learners, Individual Learning Differences, Instructional Strategies, Learning Environments and Social Interactions, Communication, Instructional Planning, Assessment, and Professional and Ethical Practice.
The program, which shares a strong common core with the Special Education Master of Education programs at UAA and UAS, provides development in collaboration/consultation models and program development in multicultural settings. The Master of Education program consists of 36 credits.
2. Prerequisite: EDSE F482--Inclusive Classroom for All Children or comparable transfer course--3 credits
F681--Special Education Portfolio**--3 credits
or ED/CCS F604—Documenting Indigenous Knowledge Systems –3 credits10. Complete comprehensive examination***
* Additional fee required. Charges are added to fee statements every semester.
** Students pursuing a K-12 Special Education certificate must complete a Clinical Practice and Portfolio in a public school setting.
***Must be enrolled in 3 graduate credits the semester the comprehensive exam is completed.