Elementary Education M.Ed.

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Application Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

Deadline is Feb. 15. It is recommended that students submit applications before Dec. 15 to provide time to complete prerequisites if necessary. Applications will be reviewed as submitted. 

Admission includes meeting both UAF graduate admissions requirements and the School of Education admissions requirements.

Graduate School Requirements

Submit the following to the UAF Office of Admissions with a copy to the School of Education:

  1. UAF graduate application and fee.
  2. Official transcript of bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and official transcripts from all institutions attended. A GPA of at least 3.0 (B grade) in undergraduate degree is required but students with less than a 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission in special circumstances.
  3. Three letters of reference that address qualifications and potential as a teacher.
  4. A vitae/resume.
  5. Four- to five-page essay indicating: reasons for wanting to become a teacher, assessment of academic and personal strengths relative to teaching, future plans and reasons for selecting the elementary postbaccalaureate program.

School of Education Requirements

Submit the following information directly to the School of Education, using School of Education forms:

  1. Alaska passing scores from the Praxis I or Praxis Core ASE exam in reading, writing and mathematics and score from Praxis II Elementary Content exam (test 5014 or 5018).
  2. Completed academic analysis form to provide information on breadth and depth of prior course work relative to 10 Alaska Student Content Standard areas.
    If additional coursework is required, it must be completed prior to beginning the program.
  3. A writing sample, autobiography, evidence of successful paid or volunteer teaching/learning experience, evidence of successful cross-cultural experience.
  4. Evidence of technology competence through successful completion of ED F237AED F237BED F237C and ED F237D or by successfully challenging each of the four components of the two-credit course.
  5. Completed Alaska Department of Education and Early Development authorization packet (fingerprint cards and criminal background check necessary to work in schools). Packet is available from the School of Education.

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Minimum Requirements for Elementary Education M.Ed.: 45 credits

Students must earn a C grade or better in each F600-level course. Students must earn a B grade or better in each F400-level course.

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master's degree requirements.
Elementary Education Program Requirements
Complete the admission requirements for the graduate-level elementary postbaccalaureate licensure program.
Complete the following requirements for the Elementary (K-8) Postbaccalaureate Certificate and Licensure Program:
ED F411Reading, Writing, Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development 13
ED F466Internship and Collaborative Student Teaching 13
ED F467Classroom Management Communication and Collaboration I 12
ED F468Internship and Student Teaching 14
ED F469Classroom Management Communication and Collaboration II 12
ED F476Assessment of Literacy Development 11
ED F602Integrated Social Studies and Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development3
ED F605Art, Music and Drama in Elementary Classrooms3
ED F617Physical Activity and Health Education for Elementary Teachers3
ED F624Foundations of Education in Alaska: From Segregation to Standards3
ED F625Exceptional Learners and Child Development: Individual and Cultural Characteristics3
ED F626Teaching Reading, Writing and Language Arts3
ED F678Mathematics Methods and Curriculum Development3
ED F688Science Methods and Curriculum Development3
After completing the requirements for the Elementary (K-8) Postbaccalaureate Certificate and Licensure Program then complete the following:
ED F601Introduction to Applied Social Science Research3
or ED F630 Curriculum Development
ED F698Non-thesis Research/Project3
Total Credits45

Students must earn a grade of B or better in each F400-level course.