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Science Education 


The M.Ed. in Science Education, K-8, program is designed to help certified K-8 teachers increase their understanding of science in general, with special emphasis on scientific inquiry and the content taught in the K-8 curriculum. It is designed to provide pedagogy appropriate for the teaching of science with options for increasing the teacher’s understanding of content area literacy, the inclusion of students with special needs and utilizing technology to teach science. An emphasis will be placed on helping the teachers in the program see the connections of science to local communities and cultures through the application of science to real- life problem situations.

Candidates must prepare an exit portfolio, demonstrating competency in the nine outcomes of the School of Education (i.e. philosophy, development, diversity, content, student learning, learning environment, professionalism, technology). The M.Ed. Science Education, K-8, program is not an initial teacher certification program. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at:

Dr. Virgil G. Fredenberg
Program Coordinator
Phone: 907-796-6082
Fax: 907-796-6059
11120 Glacier Highway, HA1
Juneau, AK 99801
Contact when you have questions about:
  • General Mathematics program questions
  • Independent studies or electives
  • Graduate Portfolios
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 907-796-6533
Fax: 907-796-6059
11120 Glacier Highway, HA1
Juneau, AK 99801

Contact when you have questions about:

  • General UAS and Mathematics program information
  • Application process
  • Course registrations


Minimum Credit Hours               36

EDET    s636    Impact of Technology on Student Learning             3

EDET    s637    Differentiated Instruction Through Technology        3

EDET    s668    Educational Technology Leadership                        3

EDMA   s608    Mathematical Problem Solving                               3

EDST    s601    Physics Content for K-8 Teachers                          3

EDST    s602    Chemistry Content for K-8 Teachers                      3

EDST    s603    Earth and Space Science Content for 

                       K-8 Teachers                                                      3

EDST    s604    Life Science Content for K-8 Teachers                   3

EDST    s605    Great Ideas in Science                                         3

EDST    s675    Current Topics in STEM                                        3

EDST    s691    Internship in STEM                                              3

EDST    s698    Master's Portfolio                                                3                   


Applying to the Master's Program

  1. A completed graduate applicationand $60 processing fee.
  2. Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0.
    • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted.
  3. Two (2) recommendations written by former or current professors, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance. Each recommendation must be submitted using the School of Education Letter of Recommendation Form (.doc).
  4. A Statement of Professional Objectives per these instructions
  5. A copy of a current teaching or administrative certificate.

Important Note: Send all application documents to:

UAS - Admissions
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-796-6100
Fax: 907-796-6365

For program application process questions contact Elisabeth Genaux, Student Services Assistant. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Virgil Fredenberg, Coordinator of the Mathematics Elementary Education Program.



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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