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Master of Arts in Teaching
Secondary And Middle Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Grades and Secondary program (grades 6-12) is an 11-month program for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who are seeking a teaching certificate in secondary and middle grades education. Applicants to this program should preferably have an undergraduate degree in a subject normally taught in Alaska secondary schools (e.g. English, social studies, mathematics, sciences, art, music) or be willing to take courses in that subject area to strengthen their content background. Contact Dr. Dave Marvel for more information. Placements for this program are made throughout Alaska. A total of 30 graduate credits are required. First round application deadline is March 1st. Late applications will be considered.

The six-week summer program is offered on the Juneau campus and prepares the intern to begin the teaching internship when the public schools begin. Fall and Spring courses are offered via e-Learning only.

Application Requirements

For application requirements and Praxis I and II Exam information please visit the School of Education website.

Rural Alaska Experience

Students completing the internship or student teaching during spring semester are eligible to visit a rural community in Alaska and observe and teach in the community school. The School of Education will arrange a 7 to 10 day visit and cover the airfare costs associated with the travel.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours:36
Foundational Courses6
ALSTS600Alaska’s Resources, People, and Perspectives*3
EDS680Perspectives on Multicultural Education*3
Major Requirements30
Summer (6 weeks)
EDS631Educational Psychology3
EDS669Literacy in Middle/Secondary Schools3
EDSES682Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities3
Fall Semester
EDS620Curriculum Development3
EDS691Teaching Internship I3
EDS692Educational Seminar3
EDETS632Classroom Internet Integration3
Spring Semester
EDS627Educational Research3
EDS691Teaching Internship II3
EDS692Educational Seminar II3
*Classes needed for state certification
Exit Criteria
  1. A Master's Portfolio that provides evidence that the student meets all program goals/outcomes
  2. Official Praxis I exam scores meeting Alaska cut scores
  3. Official Praxis II exam scores meeting Alaska cut scores
  4. 3.0 GPA

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