The M.Ed. is offered with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Reading Specialist, 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.
The M.Ed. in Reading program is designed specifically to deepen P-12 teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge with the aim of improved student literacy achievement. This program is delivered in face-to-face and distance formats so that it is possible to complete the degree while teaching in your own district. Technological tools facilitate course delivery, communication, and research. Enhancements include streamed video, braided discussions, audio conferencing, video reﬂections, and use of Internet resources. Students in the master’s reading program focus on developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural aspects of reading acquisition, instruction, and assessment. Professional and caring attitudes and beliefs about teaching lead to responsive and rigorous instruction in reading and literacy for all P-12 students, including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Accomplished teaching professionals promote collaboration with students, colleagues, parents, families, and the larger community to improve literacy learning and student achievement in their contexts. Students prepare an exit portfolio in line with the goals of the School of Education and the program standards of the International Reading Association to demonstrate levels of knowledge and pedagogy commensurate with the skills and dispositions of highly competent advanced teaching professionals.
The International Reading Association awarded the graduate UAS Reading program national recognition in 2004.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTSFor application requirements please visit the School of Education website.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (2012-2013 CATALOG)
|Minimum Credit Hours||33|
|EDRE||S671||Language Reading and Culture||3|
|EDRE||S674||Developing Reading ECE-12||3|
|EDRE||S675||Reading and Cognition||3|
|EDRE||S676||Reading Instruction and Assessment I||3|
|EDRE||S677||Reading Instruction and Assessment II||3|
|EDRE||S678||Literature and Reading, Supporting Readers at All Levels||3|
|EDRE||S679||Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas||3|
|EDRE||S696||Reading Teacher as Leader*||3|
|EDET||S628||Technology in Instructional Design||3|
|EDRE||S698||Master’s Research Project or Portfolio||3|
|*Must pass ED S696 with a B or higher to graduate|
|Recommendation for certification will be issued upon completion of the above coursework. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development grants the endorsement upon completion of the Institutional Recommendations and the required fee from the student. Students must be accepted into the graduate certificate program.|