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Special Education

Receive an Alaska Teaching Certificate with an Endorsement in Special Education (Grades K-12) from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development through these UAS programs

Important Deadlines

 

What's my Degree Pathway?

Initial Teaching Certificate

For Students Without an Undergraduate Degree

We suggest the Bachelor of Arts in Special Education at the University of Alaska Southeast.

For Students With an Undergraduate Degree and not a Practicing Teacher

We suggest the Master of Arts in Special Education at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Advanced Teaching Certificate

For Students With an Undergraduate Degree and a Practicing Teacher

We suggest the Master of Education in Special Education at the University of Alaska Southeast.

For Students With a Masters Degree

We suggest the Graduate Certificate in Special Education at the University of Alaska Southeast. This certificated was designed to accommodate practicing teachers, paraeducators and other school-based professionals. Courses are offered in the afternoons, evenings, and in the summer.

FAQs

Although some of these classes are soley taught through e-learning, due to mandatory supervision requirements these programs are currently only available to candidates who live in Alaska. Candidates living outside Alaska are welcome to apply to this program, but should understand that this program is specifically designed to train teachers for the unique teaching conditions of various Alaskan communities and that applicants will need to reside in Alaska to complete the program.

Admissions Requirements

Need Assistance?

Do not hesitate to contact the Student Services Assistant with any questions about application materials of the application process.

B.A., Special Education

M.A.T., Special Education

Before You Begin

Consult with Program Coordinator, Susan Andrews

Complete and Submit the Following

  • Complete Graduate Application and pay fee
  • Send Official Transcripts with a 3.0 GPA to UAS. Please note: transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted;
  • Take and Pass Praxis CASE/Core
  • Obtain two recommendations on the online AKCOE form from former or current professors or supervisors who are not related to you.
    This requirement will be met when we receive recommendations from the references applicants provide contact information for in the UAS application portal.
  • Submit Writing Sample per these instructions

Please do not hesitate to contact our Student Services Assistant if you have any questions.

M.Ed., Special Education & Graduate Certificate: 

Before You Begin

Consult with Program Coordinator, Susan Andrews

Complete and Submit the Following

  • Complete Graduate Application and pay fee
  • Send Official Transcripts with a 3.0 GPA to UAS. Please note: transcripts from UAA, UAF, or UAS are not required to be submitted;
  • Submit copy of current teaching or administrative certificate
  • Obtain two recommendations on the online AKCOE form from former or current professors or supervisors who are not related to you.
    This requirement will be met when we receive recommendations from the references applicants provide contact information for in the UAS application portal.
  • Submit Writing Sample per these instructions

Please do not hesitate to contact our Student Services Assistant if you have any questions.

Send all of these items to:

UAS Admissions
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801-8671

Handbooks and Resources

Program Advisors

Susan M. Andrews, M.Ed

Susan M. Andrews, M.Ed

Assistant Professor of Education

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Michelle Nakamura

Michelle Nakamura

Academic Advisor: BA Elementary & BA Special Education

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Delores Graver

Delores Graver

Program Assistant

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