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Graduate Certificate
Mathematics Education K-5

Education Graduate certificates provide candidates with eligibility endorsements to an Alaska teaching certificate. All course work must be completed within a seven-year period immediately preceding the date the graduate certificate is granted. Graduate certificates are granted by the University of Alaska Southeast; UAS provides the institutional recommendation to the student to submit to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development for endorsement.

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Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Educational Technology, and Mathematics Education (K-8) Graduate Certificates requires degree.

  1. Application for admission and $60 non-refundable
    admission fee
  2. Copy of a current Alaska teaching certificate
  3. Official transcript(s) are also required for courses transferred in from another institution
  4. Recommendation Form Documenting Ability (Educational Technology)
  5. Statement of Professional Objectives (Educational Technology)
  6. Official transcript(s) showing a baccalaureate degree.

The Mathematics Education K-5 Certificate is a culturally responsive program designed to provide K-5 teachers with a deeper understanding of mathematical content and pedagogy. This program emphasizes nontraditional, hands-on methods and approaches providing both rigor and pedagogy. It is designed to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics they teach, build their mathematical knowledge, and develop the habits of mind of a mathematical thinker and problem solver. Topics addressed include: problem solving; numeration and operations; algebra and functions; geometry and measurement; data analysis; statistics and probability; and the use of technology for teaching and learning mathematics. Problem Solving, Reasoning, Communication, and Connections as emphasized in state and national standards will be incorporated in all courses in the program. It is expected that those enrolled in the program will complete it in 18 months.

Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
EDS608Mathematical Problem Solving: An Overview for K-8 Teachers3
EDS614Numeration and Operations: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 teachers3
EDS654Algebra and Functions: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDS655Geometry and Measurement: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDS656Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability: Math Content and Pedagogy for K-8 Teachers3
EDS658Technology for Teaching and Learning Mathematics3
Exit Requirements
  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses

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