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Endorsement in K-8 Education

The K-8 Endorsement  is designed for teachers who possess a current Alaska teaching certificate and wish to earn an endorsement for elementary and middle school (K-8) teaching. All of the courses are offered by eLearning throughout Alaska. The teacher’s transcripts and experience will be evaluated and an appropriate program of studies will be prepared. The Endorsement will include courses or course equivalency for the content and methodology of K-8 instruction.

Preparatory Coursework (6 Cr):

SubjectCreditCourse TitleSemester
ED 2303Introduction to Educational TechnologyAll
ED 320A, C or D1Art, Music or Drama in the K-8 curriculumAll
ED 320 B1PE in K-8 curriculumAll
ED 320 E1Health in the K-8 Curriculum

Fall; Spring

Endorsement Area Coursework:


CreditCourse TitleSemester
ALST 6033Alaska Literature for Young PeopleFall; Spring
ECE 6613Literacy and Young ChildrenFall; Spring
ED 6153Literature in the Intermediate and Middle School GradesFall; Spring
ED 6163Math Methods in the K-8 ClassroomFall; Spring
ED 6173Science Methods in the k-8 ClassroomFall; Spring
ED 6183Social Studies in the K-8 ClassroomFall; Spring
ED 621A1Curriculum DevelopmentFall; Spring
ED 621B1Curriculum DevelopmentFall; Spring
ED 621C1Curriculum DevelopmentFall; Spring
EDSE 4823Inclusive Classroom for all ChildrenAll
ED 6883-6Student TeachingFall; Spring

Advisors maintain the responsibility to make substitutions and to waive classes as necessary and reasonable with the Dean’s signature as approval.


Applying to the K-8 Education Endorsement Area

Admission Requirements:

  1. Admission Checklist  (.doc)
  2. Request for Admission  (.doc)
  3. Official Bachelor's Degree Transcript
    • Required GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are NOT REQUIRED to be submitted
  4. Copy of Current Alaska Teaching Certificate (Includes passing Praxis I or Praxis Core (ASE) Tests:    Reading, Writing, and Mathematics; and Certificate requirements for Alaska Studies and Multicultural Education).
  5. Letters of Recommendation and SOE forms (.doc) from two professionals in education
  6. Statement of Professional Goals and Objectives
  7. Resume demonstrating successful teaching
  8. Praxis I or Praxis Core (ASE) Scores
  9. Information Release Waiver Statement (.doc)
  10. Current Teaching Assignment

Please send all admission documents via email to the School of Education Student Services Assistant.


By Mail to:

Student Services Assistant

UAS, School of Education

11120 Glacier Hwy, HB 202

Juneau, Alaska 99801

 If you have any Endorsement Area specific questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Katy Spangler, Coordinator for the K-8 Endorsement Area.



All education programs through the School of Education at University of Alaska Southeast are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, a performance-based teacher accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education recognized by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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