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Endorsement in Distance Teaching and e-Learning

In order to help meet Alaska’s K-12 schools need for teachers who are proficient in distance delivery and Elearning, the University of Alaska Southeast’s School of Education offers a program and coursework leading to an endorsement in Distance Teaching and e-learning. The program provides opportunities for educators to develop advanced competencies in designing, delivering and managing effective online instruction for virtual school contexts. This 18 credit program leads to advanced knowledge and skills that will help educators meet Alaska’s demand for distance delivered e-Learning options.

Endorsement Admission Requirements

By completing the UAS Distance Teaching & e-Learning Endorsement Program, you qualify for the UAS Institutional Recommendation to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development’s Endorsement in Distance Teaching & e-Learning. You may apply for this program at any point in your coursework, but you must apply before applying to EED for your endorsement. The admission application form is online but all other materials should be mailed to: University of Alaska Southeast Attention: Admissions 11120 Glacier Highway Juneau, AK 99801

  1. A completed graduate application and $60 processing fee.
  2. Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.0
  3. Two (2) general recommendations written by former or current professors, employers, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and performance. Each recommendation must be submitted using the Letter of Recommendation for Graduate Programs form.
  4. A recommendation documenting your ability to meet the educational technology standards required for entry to the program. This recommendation should be completed by an administrator, supervisor, or technology leader. The form is available in Word and PDF formats online.
  5. Statement of Professional Objectives. This is a 2-3 page typewritten and double spaced formal paper containing:
    1. A summary of educational experiences
    2. A description of professional goals related to what is needed to teach students in Alaska and beyond
    3. Evidence of advanced understanding of technology operations and concepts
    4. A statement of how the program for advanced teaching candidates might help in attaining those goals. (An advanced teaching candidate is someone who is currently teaching, has taught, has experience in education, or has a teaching credential and access to a classroom for field experience.)

This statement will be judged in terms of readability and style as well as compatibility of the student’s objectives and expectations and the goals of the program.

  1. If you are a teacher and wish to receive a Distance Teaching & e-Learning Endorsement please submit a copy of your current teaching certificate at admission.
  2. Once you meet the above criteria, you will be admitted on a departmental conditional basis. After you complete ED 628 and ED 674 with B or better you will be admitted with full status.

Forms can be found online from the School of Education.

  • Lee Graham
  • Assistant Professor of Education
  • Phone: 796-6047

Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
EDETS628Technology in Instructional Design3
EDETS637Differentiating Instruction Through Technology3
EDETS674Virtual Teaching and Learning3
EDETS694Practicum in Virtual Teaching and Learning3
Select three from the following (9 or more credits):
EDS593Topics to be approved*6

* Only professional development credits directly related to content, instructional design or educational technology. Professional development courses must be approved by the Dean of the School of Education and the UAS faculty advisor to be counted toward the endorsement. Acceptable Professional Development courses will include content-area courses and technology courses.


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