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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 (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements35
BREADTH REQUIREMENTS22
MATHS205Mathematics for Elem School Teachers I3
MATHS206Mathematics 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 Requirements63
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 (2014-2015 Catalog)

The M.A.T. in Special Education program prepares teacher candidates to develop and implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities. The program focuses 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. Candidates who complete the M.A.T. in Special Education program can receive an Alaska Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Special Education (Grades K-12) from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.

The M.A.T. in Special Education program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Courses are offered in the evenings and in the summer, and all courses are offered online and/or via audio conference. This e-Learning format allows candidates who live and work in Alaska’s remote and rural communities to remain in their home communities while completing their graduate studies.

Minimum Credit Hours39
Foundational Courses9
ALSTS300Alaska Studies3
EDS380Multicultural Education3
EDSES482Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities3
Program Requirements36
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
EDS631Advanced Educational Psychology 
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. Praxis I exam scores meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification
  4. Praxis II exam (Elementary Content Knowledge 0014), with scores meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification

Master of Education: Special Education

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours33
Foundation3
EDSES482Inclusive Classrooms for All Children3
Program Requirements30
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
EDS631Advanced Educational 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

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Required Courses24
Foundation3
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. Satisfactory completion of all courses
  2. GPA of 3.00
  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: Summer - 2015


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
51896JD1Jill Burkert
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate and audio conference. Audio: call 1-800-570-3591, participant pin 7797550. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with high-incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Emphasizes access to the general curriculum.

Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51897JD1Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $648 (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
51898JD1Susan Andrews
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
52511JD2Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:30p - 7:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Form Special Education BA and MAT program students only. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Concepts, strategies, and issues involved with supporting secondary students with exceptional learning needs as they transition from high school to other educational, vocational, residential, and/or community contexts. Emphasizes the development and implementation of the transition components of the Individualized Education Program.

Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51902JD1Jill Burkert
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 6/27

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

Typical and atypical human growth and development in early childhood; family systems and the role of families in supporting development; effects of cultural and linguistic differences on growth and development; cultural perspectives influencing relationships among families, schools, and communities; development and implementation of Individual Family Services Plans and Individual Education Programs for young children with exceptional learning needs. Requires Internet access.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51904JD1Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 6/27

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Guidance and management practices based on multiple aspects of typical and atypical child development; current research and theories of child development; using developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families; techniques to support trust building and promote healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children with and without exceptional learning needs. 25 hours lab required. Grade of B or better required for degree program.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51915JD1Susan Andrews
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 6/27

Requires 25 hours lab outside class. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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. Cross-listed as ECE S609-JD1.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (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
51905JD1Jill Burkert
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate and audio conference. Audio: call 1-800-570-3591, participant pin 7797550 Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with with high incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individual Education Programs for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Emphasizes access to the general curriculum. Requires Internet access.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51907JD1Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: M. Ed. Special Education program students only. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51908JD2Heather Batchelder
DISTELIVE
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: MAT Special Education program students only. Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (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. Requires Internet access.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51910J01David Newton
EG223
Mon - Fri
1:00p - 4:00p
7/13 - 8/3

Prerequisite: MAT Secondary Cohort Only.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51911JD1Susan Andrews
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

Concepts, strategies, and issues involved with supporting secondary students with exceptional learning needs as they transition from high school to other educational, vocational, residential, and/or community contexts. Emphasizes the development and implementation of the transition components of the Individual Education Program. Requires Internet access.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51912JD1Jill Burkert
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 6/27

Course delivered synchronously through online web meeting sessions via Blackboard Collaborate. Requires access to a computer with High Speed Internet and e-mail. 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 (907) 796-6424 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free. Stacked with EDSE S485-JD1.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51914JD1Jill Burkert
DISTAUDIO
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required to register. Audio: call 1-800-570-3591, pin 7797550. Requires access to a computer with Internet and e-mail. Access this course from UAS-Online at uas.alaska.edu/online. For more information call (907) 796-6533 or 1-866-465-6424 toll-free.

Tuition and fees: $1245 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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