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Graduate Certificates

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.

Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate

Application Requirements

Admission to the Reading Certificate program requires the same application materials as the M.Ed. in Reading Specialist. If the Reading Specialist Graduate Certificate application is submitted with the M.Ed. application, the $60 application fee will be charged only once.

Application Requirements

  1. Application for admission and $60 non-refundable application fee
  2. Copy of a current Alaska teaching or administrative certificate
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation on SOE form
  4. Official transcript(s) indicating a baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00
  5. Writing assessment: 2-3 page typewritten, double-spaced formal paper containing a summary of your educational experiences, a description of professional goals related to what is needed to teach Alaska’s students and those beyond and a statement of how the program might help in attaining those goals. This statement will be judged in terms of readability and style as well as compatibility of the student’s objectives, expectations and goals of the program.
  6. Statement of ability to do field experience on SOE form

More information and links to forms can be found on the School of Education website.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please view the Gainful Employment Disclosure form or website.


Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours24

Certificate Requirements

EDRES671Language, Culture & Literacy3
EDRES674Developing Reading, ECE-123
EDRES675Reading and Cognition3
EDRES676Reading Instruction & Assessment I3
EDRES677Reading Instruction & Assessment II3
EDRES678Literature & Reading: Supporting Readers at All Levels3
EDRES679Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDRES696Teacher as Leader3

Exit Requirements

  1. GPA of 3.00
  2. Satisfactory completion of all courses

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