Secondary Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program toward M.Ed., Secondary Education

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Minimum Requirements for Secondary Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program Toward M.Ed., Secondary: 30 credits

Postbaccalaureate Certificate Requirements
Complete the postbaccalaureate certificate requirements.
Secondary Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program Requirements
Complete the following:
EDSC F407Developing Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDSC F415Foundations of Modern Educational Practice3
EDSC F642Technology Applications in Education I1
EDSC F643Technology Application in Education II2
EDSC F657Multicultural Education and School-community Relations3
EDSC F658Classroom Organization and Management3
EDSC F671Secondary Teaching: School Internship I and Seminar3
EDSC F672Secondary Teaching: School Internship II and Seminar6-9
EDSE F622Curriculum, Management and Strategies II: High Incidence3
Complete one of the following: 13
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
Total Credits30-33

Candidates must take the section or course that corresponds with their major teaching content areas.

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Admission Requirements

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:

  1. UAF graduate application and application fee.
  2. 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.
  3. ACT or SAT or GRE scores.
  4. Three current letters of reference that address qualifications and potential as a teacher.
  5. A vitae/resume.
  6. 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:

  1. Passing scores on an Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED) approved basic competency exam.
  2. 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.
  3. Secondary faculty will interview applicants as part of the admission process.

Additional Information:

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:

  1. The applicant holds a degree in an approved secondary endorsement area or;
  2. 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.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate disciplinary content knowledge
  • Demonstrate pedagogical knowledge (ability to effectively teach)
  • Demonstrate positive impact on student learning
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions aligned with the teaching profession
  • Demonstrate evidence of effectiveness in the workplace