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Master of Education

The M.Ed. is offered with emphasis in Educational Leadership, Learning Design and Technology, Mathematics Education, Reading, Science Education, and Special Education. The Master of Education programs extend and develop classroom skills and abilities of practicing teachers in elementary and secondary education. Applicants to the Master of Education program must have a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, and/or a current teaching certificate.

For programs which include an internship or practicum, a supervision fee will be assessed to help defray the cost of the supervisor’s travel.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is a cohort program designed to prepare candidates to become school administrators in Alaska. The program prepares candidates for the challenges and opportunities inherent in assuming roles as educational leaders in public schools. The program is specifically targeted at preparing administrators for the rural school districts in the state.

The M.Ed. program in Educational Leadership is designed to provide candidates the opportunity to begin the program in one summer session and complete it in the next. In addition, candidates will be expected to complete courses and School of Education approved internship during the school year. Summer courses will be held on the Juneau campus of the University of Alaska Southeast. Fall and spring courses will be delivered through technology.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Application Requirements

Admission to the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership requires the following:

  1. A completed graduate application and $60 non-refundable application fee
  2. Official academic transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00
  3. Three years public school teaching experience
  4. Letter of recommendation or support from the superintendent of schools and school board of the district in which the internship will occur
  5. Statement of professional objectives in a 2-3 page paper. This paper will cover the candidate’s educational and professional experiences and outline the professional goals to be achieved through the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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


Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours36
Major Requirements36

Major Requirements

EDS627Educational Research3
EDS637Introduction to Educational Leadership9
EDS638Curriculum and Instruction Leadership I3
EDS639Curriculum and Instruction Leadership II3
EDS690Educational Leadership II9
EDS691Internship in Educational Leadership I, II6
EDS698Master’s Research Project or Portfolio3

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