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Special Education

The Special Education programs at UAS prepare teacher candidates to develop and implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities. The programs focus 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, rural, and urban communities.


The Special Education programs at UAS accommodate a broad spectrum of students from those candidates who do not currently have a teaching certificate but are preparing to become teachers (B.A. and M.A.T.)  and those already in the profession that wish to enhance their credentials (M.Ed. and Certificate). 

 
Courses are offered at the Juneau campus and through e-learning (online and via audio conference). The e-learning option allows candidates who live and work in Alaska’s remote and rural communities to remain in their home communities while completing their degrees.



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Bachelor of Arts: Special Education

Bachelor degree programs are typically 120 credits (four years), and are designed to prepare students for employment or graduate school in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
Breadth Requirements22
Major Requirements63

Breadth Requirements

MATHS211Mathematics for Elem School Teachers I3
MATHS212Mathematics for Elem School Teachers II3

Select one from the following* (4 credits):

AKLS105Elementary Tlingit I4
AKLS107Elementary Haida I4
ASLS101Beginning American Sign Language I4

* Or any other language approved by the advisor

Select one from the following (3 credits):

PSYS245Child Development3
PSYS250Lifespan Development3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ALSTS300Alaska Studies3
___S___Advisor-approved elective*3
* Must be Alaska Department of Education & Early Development approved course for Alaska Studies.

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ANTHS200Alaska Native Cultures3
ANTHS225Artistic Expressions and Oral Narratives of Alaska Natives3
ANTHS342Arctic Ethnology3
ANTHS435Northwest Coast Cultures3
ANTHS458Alaska Native Economic and Political Development3
ANTHS475Alaska Native Social Change3
ARTS263Northwest Coast Native Art History and Culture1-3
ARTS282Beginning Northwest Coast Basketry1-3
ARTS285Beginning Northwest Coast Carving1-3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
___S___Advisor-approved elective3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

EDS304Literature for Children and Young Adults3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3

Major Requirements

ECES420Developing Literacy in the Early Years3
EDS122Introduction to Education3
EDS222Orientation to the Teaching Profession3
EDS230Introduction to Educational Technology3
EDS302Foundations of Literacy and Language Development3
EDS333The Learner and the Learning Process3
EDS380Multicultural Education3
EDS448Elementary Classroom Management in K-8 Classrooms3
EDS452Student Teaching9
EDSES410Assessment of Students with Disabilities3
EDSES412Curriculum & Strategies: Low Incidence3
EDSES422Curriculum & Strategies: High Incidence3
EDSES482Inclusive Classrooms for All Children3
EDSES483Language & Literacy: Assessment & Intervention3
EDSES484Collaboration & Partnerships: Families & Professionals3
EDSES485Transition Considerations for Secondary Students3
EDSES494Special Education Practicum3
EDSES492Special Education Seminar3
EDSES495Professional & Ethical Practice3

Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours39
Foundational Courses9
Program Requirements36

Foundational Courses

ALSTS300Alaska Studies3
EDS380Multicultural Education3
EDSES482Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities3

Program Requirements

EDS621ACurriculum Development1
EDS621BCurriculum Development1
EDS621CCurriculum Development1
EDS688Student Teaching6
EDS605Early Childhood Special Education3
EDSES610Assessing of Students with Disabilities3
EDSES612Curriculum & Strategies: Low Incidence3
EDSES622Curriculum & Strategies: High Incidence3
EDSES677Language & Literacy: Assessment and Intervention3
EDSES685Transition Considerations for Secondary Students with Disabilities3
EDSES692Special Education Seminar3
EDSES694Special Education Practicum3
EDSES695Professional and Ethical Practice3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ECES661Literacy and Young Children3
EDS603Alaska Literature for Young People3
EDS615Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades3
EDS626Classroom Research3
EDS627Educational Research3
EDS631Educational Psychology3
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDMAS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDRES678Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers3
EDRES679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDSES609Classroom Management & Child Guidance in Early Childhood3
____S___Approved Instructor Elective3

Exit Criteria

  1. Satisfactory completion of all courses
  2. GPA of 3.00 or higher
  3. Official Praxis Core exam scores meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification
  4. Official Praxis Subject Assessments as required by the State for your subject area meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification

Master of Education: Special Education

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours33
Foundation3
Program Requirements30
EDSES482Inclusive Classrooms for All Children3

Program Requirements

EDSES605Early Childhood Special Education3
EDSES610Assessing of Students with Disabilities3
EDSES612Curriculum & Strategies: Low Incidence3
EDSES622Curriculum & Strategies: High Incidence3
EDSES677Language & Literacy: Assessment and Intervention3
EDSES685Transition Considerations for Secondary Students with Disabilities3
EDSES692Special Education Seminar3
EDSES694Special Education Practicum3
EDSES695Professional and Ethical Practice3
EDSES698Master’s Research Project3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ECES661Literacy and Young Children3
EDS603Alaska Literature for Young People3
EDS615Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades3
EDS626Classroom Research3
EDS627Educational Research3
EDS631Educational Psychology3
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDMAS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDRES678Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers3
EDRES679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDSES609Classroom Management & Child Guidance in Early Childhood3
____S___Approved Instructor Elective3

Exit Criteria

  1. Satisfactory completion of all courses
  2. GPA of 3.00 or higher
  3. An approved Master’s Research Project

Special Education Graduate Certificate

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours24
Foundation3
Certificate Requirements24

Foundation

EDSES482Inclusive Classrooms for All Children3

Certificate Requirements

EDSES605Early Childhood Special Education3
EDSES610Assessment of Students with Disabilities3
EDSES612Curriculum & Strategies: Low Incidence3
EDSES622Curriculum & Strategies: High Incidence3
EDSES677Language and Literacy: Assessment and Intervention3
EDSES685Transition Considerations for Secondary Students with Disabilities3
EDSES694Special Education Practicum3
EDSES695Professional and Ethical Practice3

Exit Requirements

  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses
  3. An approved Special Education Portfolio

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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EDSE Classes: Fall - 2015


Use of assessment information in making eligibility, program, and placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; basic terminology used in assessment; administration and interpretation of nonbiased formal and informal assessments; screening, pre-referral, referral, and classification procedures; use and limitations of assessment instruments.

Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77410JD1Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S610-JD2. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7727884. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with low-incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs for students with intensive needs. Emphasizes functional academics and self-help skills.

Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77411JD1Jill Burkert
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S612-JD1. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7797550. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Models, theories, laws, and philosophies that form the basis for special education practice. Characteristics and educational implications of various exceptionalities; models of consultation and collaboration between general and special educators; strategies for supporting students with exceptional learning needs in inclusive settings.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77412JD1Susan Andrews
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Postings and on-line discussions will be through the course site. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Use of assessment information in designing language and literacy instruction for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; evidence-based strategies to teach accuracy, fluency, and comprehension in content area reading and written language; alternative and augmentative communication systems.

Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77413JD1Susan Andrews
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S677-JD1. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Postings and on-line discussions will be through the course site. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Models and strategies of consultation and collaboration; the roles of individuals with exceptional learning needs, their families, and school and community personnel in planning Individualized Education Programs; culturally responsive factors that promote effective communication and collaboration with individuals with exceptional learning needs, families, school personnel, and community members.

Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77414JD1Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7727884. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77415JD1Jill Burkert
DISTAUDIO
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S692-JD1. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7797550. Requires access to a computer with Internet, e-mail and DVD. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Field-based experiences in diverse school settings and affiliated programs designing and implementing instruction for individuals with exceptional learning needs under the guidance of experienced special educators and university faculty.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77416J01Jill Burkert
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Fee note: The local supervision fee applies. Choose this course if your student teaching supervisor is in Juneau. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533.

Tuition and fees: $720 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77417JD1Jill Burkert
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Fee note: The distance supervision fee applies. Choose this course if your student teaching supervisor must travel by plane to supervise you. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1290 (additional charges may apply)

Candidates use the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Standards, UAS School of Education Goals, and Alaska Teacher Standards to engage in systematic reflection on their work with individuals with exceptional learning needs.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Must be taken concurrently with EDSE S494 or ED S452.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77418JD1Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S695-JD2. Prerequisite: Department approval required to register. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7727884. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. If unfamiliar in using Elluminate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

Use of assessment information in making eligibility, program, and placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; basic terminology used in assessment; administration, and interpretation of nonbiased formal and informal assessments; screening, pre-referral, referral, and classification procedures; use and limitations of assessment instruments. Requires Internet access.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77420JD1Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: For M. Ed. in Special Education and Special Education Graduate Certificate candidates only. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7727884. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. or call 1-800-325-3252. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77421JD2Heather Batchelder
DISTAUDIO
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: For MAT in Special Education candidates only. Stacked with EDSE S410-JD1. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7727884. Requires access to a computer with Internet, e-mail and DVD. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with low incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individual Education Programs for students with intensive needs. Emphasizes functional academics and self-help skills. Requires Internet access.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77422JD1Jill Burkert
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S412-JD1. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7797550. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For more information call 1-907-796-6533. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

Use of assessment information in designing language and literacy instruction for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; evidence-based strategies to teach accuracy, fluency, and comprehension in content area reading and written language; alternative and augmentative communication systems. Requires Internet access.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77423JD1Susan Andrews
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S483-JD1. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77424JD1Jill Burkert
DISTAUDIO
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Stacked with EDSE S492-JD1. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7797550. Requires access to a computer with Internet, e-mail and DVD. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call 907-796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

Field-based experiences in diverse school settings and affiliated programs designing and implementing instruction for individuals with exceptional learning needs under the guidance of experienced special educators and university faculty. Internet access required.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in special education, and advisor or instructor approval. Must be taken concurrently with EDSE 695.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77425J01Jill Burkert
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Advisor approval required to register. Fee note: The local supervision fee applies. Choose this course if your student teaching supervisor is in Juneau. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1350 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77426JD1Jill Burkert
DISTWEB
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Advisor approval required to register. Fee note: The distance supervision fee applies. Choose this course if your student teaching supervisor must travel by plane to supervise you. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1920 (additional charges may apply)

Candidates use the Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Standards, UAS School of Education Goals, and Alaska Teacher Standards to engage in systematic reflection on their work with individuals with exceptional learning needs. Internet access required.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in special education, and advisor or instructor approval. Must be taken concurrently with EDSE 694.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77427JD1Jill Burkert
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: For M. Ed. in Special Education and Special Education Graduate Certificate candidates only. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7797550. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call 1-907-796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
77428JD2Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 8:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: For MAT Special Education students only. Stacked with EDSE S495-JD1. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet, e-mail, and DVD. Audio call: 1800-570-3591 pin 7727884. If unfamiliar in using Collaborate, contact the Help desk at 1-877-465-6400 or www.uas.alaska.edu/helpdesk prior to the start of class for a tutorial. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. Order books from MBS at bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm or call 1-800-325-3252. For more information call 1-907-796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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