Secondary Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program toward M.Ed., Secondary Education
Complete the following admission requirements:
Application recommended due dates are March 1 (summer or fall admission) and Oct. 15 (spring admission). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis thereafter.
Admission includes meeting both UAF Graduate School and School of Education admission requirements.
Graduate School Requirements
Submit the following electronically to the UAF Office of Admissions:
- UAF graduate application and application fee.
- Official transcript of bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants who have attended more than one university should include transcripts from all universities.
- ACT or SAT or GRE scores.
- Three current letters of reference that address qualifications and potential as a teacher.
- A vitae/resume.
- A personal statement of 1,200-1,500 words explaining your motivation for becoming a teacher leader. Describe how your academic qualifications and work experiences have prepared you for a career in teaching. Elaborate on your personal strengths, including your ability to work collaboratively with others. Describe your experiences with adolescents in instructional and supervisory capacities. Explain why you believe you can help young people of all cultures be successful in school.
School of Education Requirements
Send the following scores directly to the School of Education:
- Passing scores on an Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED) approved basic competency exam.
- Passing scores on the Praxis II test for each content area the applicant expects to teach. The scores must meet the score set by the State of Alaska. World language applicants may need an oral proficiency test as required by EED.
- Secondary faculty will interview applicants as part of the admission process.
Evidence of content competency in one of the secondary endorsement areas is necessary. Endorsement areas for teacher certification include art, biology, chemistry, Earth science, economics, English, French, German, history, mathematics, physics, political science, and Spanish. Content competency can be established by:
- The applicant holds a degree in an approved secondary endorsement area or;
- Applicants who do not hold a degree in the academic content area that they expect to teach must have documentation of content competency (transcript analysis). Additional coursework may be required.
* Before student teaching teacher candidates will need to complete the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development student teaching authorization. Fingerprint cards and criminal background check are necessary to work in schools.
Minimum Requirements for Secondary Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program Toward M.Ed., Secondary: 30-33 credits
|Postbaccalaureate Certificate Requirements
|Complete the postbaccalaureate certificate requirements.
|Secondary Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program Requirements
|Complete the following:
|Developing Literacy in the Content Areas
|Foundations of Modern Educational Practice
|Technology Applications in Education I
|Technology Application in Education II
|Multicultural Education and School-community Relations
|Classroom Organization and Management
|Secondary Teaching: School Internship I and Seminar
|Secondary Teaching: School Internship II and Seminar
|Curriculum, Management and Strategies II: High Incidence
|Complete one of the following: 1
|English/Language Arts Secondary Instruction and Assessment
|Mathematics Secondary Instruction and Assessment
|Science Secondary Instruction and Assessment
|Social Studies Secondary Instruction and Assessment
|Art Secondary Instruction and Assessment
|World Language Secondary Instruction and Assessment
Candidates must take the section or course that corresponds with their major teaching content areas.