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Educational Leadership

Beginning the summer of 2009, the University of Alaska Southeast and the School of Education began offering a one-year M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program. 

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program is a cohort program designed to prepare candidates to become school administrators in Alaska. 

This program will prepare candidates for the challenges and opportunities inherent in assuming roles as educational leaders in public schools.

We are now accepting applications for candidates in our next cohort. To be considered in the first round for the upcoming program, candidates must submit application materials by mid-January of each year. A secondary review of applications will be completed in an ongoing manner based on available space in the program. Cohorts start in July of each year and candidates should apply for the summer semester.

See the M.Ed. Educational Leadership brochure for additional information.


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Master Degree in Education
Educational Leadership

The M.Ed. is offered with emphasis in Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Reading, Science Education, 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.

For programs which include an internship or practicum a supervision fee will be assessed to help defray the cost of the supervisor’s travel. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Provost website.

The M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is a cohort program designed to prepare candidates to become school administrators in Alaska. The program prepares candidates for the challenges and opportunities inherent in assuming roles as educational leaders in public schools. The program is specifically targeted at preparing administrators for the rural school districts in the state.

The M.Ed. program in Educational Leadership is designed to provide candidates the opportunity to begin the program in one summer session and complete it in the next. In addition, candidates will be expected to complete courses and School of Education approved internship during the school year. Summer courses will be held on the Juneau campus of the University of Alaska Southeast. Fall and spring courses will be delivered through technology.

Application Requirements

For application requirements please visit the School of Education website.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours36
Major Requirements
EDS627Educational Research3
EDS637Introduction to Educational Leadership9
EDS638Curriculum and Instruction Leadership I3
EDS639Curriculum and Instruction Leadership II3
EDS690Educational Leadership II9
EDS691Internship in Educational Leadership I, II6
EDS698Master's Research Project or Portfolio3

Application Requirements

Important Note: Mail the following items to UAS Admissions 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801.

  1. A completed graduate application and $60 processing fee.
  2. Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are NOT REQUIRED to be submitted.
  3. Document at least three years public school teaching experience.  Each school district worked for must complete this Employment Verification form.
  4. Letter of recommendation and support from either the school board or superintendent of schools from the district in which the internship will occur.
  5. Statement of Professional Objectives. This is a 2-3 page typewritten and double spaced formal paper containing: 
    A.  the candidate's educational and professional experiences and
    B.  outline the professional goals to be achieved through the M.Ed. in 
         Educational Leadership.

    C.  please see the writing sample guidelines.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact Elisabeth Genaux, Student Services Assistant.

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact  Martin Laster, Coordinator of the Educational Leadership 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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