M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction

The School of Education offers Master of Education degrees in counseling, special education and education. Students in the education major may earn a degree in these areas of specialization: cross-cultural education, curriculum and instruction, language and literacy, and online innovation and design. Students completing postbaccalaureate certification in elementary or secondary education may earn an M.Ed. in the respective area. For elementary education, secondary education, special education and counseling majors, refer to specific admission and program requirements listed in the respective sections.

Admission Requirements

Applications will be reviewed on March 1 and Oct. 1 for admission in the following semester. Faculty may vote to admit, not admit or admit with stipulations. Stipulations are specified when additional development in particular areas is needed before beginning a graduate degree program.

Minimum requirements for admission to the M.Ed. program are:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 GPA.
  2. One year of satisfactory teaching or administrative experience. Alternative experience may be accepted.

Complete the following application procedures for the UAF Graduate School:

  1. Submit a graduate application form to the UAF Office of Admissions.
  2. Submit scores on the general GRE if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.

  3. Submit a four- to five-page essay that describes your career goals and educational philosophy, and how those goals and philosophy are relevant to the School of Education’s mission and education graduate degree program.
  4. Submit official transcripts.
  5. Submit three letters of reference.
  6. Submit a resume.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master of Education Degree Requirements
Complete the master of education degree requirements.
Program Requirements
Complete the admission requirements for the Master of Education Degree.
ED F601Introduction to Applied Social Science Research3
ED/CCS F603Field Study Research Methods3
or ED/CCS F604 Documenting Indigenous Knowledge
ED F612Foundations of Education3
ED F630Curriculum Development3
ED F659Multimedia Tools for Educators3
ED F686Assessment and Testing in K-12 Public Schools3
ED F698Non-Thesis Research/Project6
or ED F699 Thesis
Cross-Cultural Foundations with Focus on Alaska Context Courses
Select one from the following:3
Education and Cultural Processes
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition
Education and Socioeconomic Change
Cultural Atlases as a Pedagogical Strategy
Language, Literacy and Learning
Culture, Community and the Curriculum
Place-Based Education
Rethinking Multicultural Education
Select one F600-level education elective course3
Total Credits30