Graduate Certificate in Special Education
The Graduate Certificate in Special Education prepares teachers to develop and
implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities. The program focuses on the unique needs of: (a) children and youth with disabilities; (b) Alaska's diverse Native and non-Native communities; and (c) Alaska's remote and rural communities.
The Graduate Certificate program is designed to accommodate practicing teachers, paraeducators and other school-based professionals. Courses are offered in the afternoons, evenings, and in the summer. All courses are delivered via audio-conference and augmented with online resources. This e-Learning format allows candidates who live and work in Alaska's remote and rural communities to remain in their communities while completing their graduate studies.
Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)
|EDSE||S482||Inclusive Classrooms for All Children||3|
|EDSE||S605||Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|EDSE||S610||Assessment of Students with Disabilities||3|
|EDSE||S612||Curriculum & Strategies: Low Incidence||3|
|EDSE||S622||Curriculum & Strategies: High Incidence||3|
|EDSE||S677||Language and Literacy: Assessment and Intervention||3|
|EDSE||S685||Transition Considerations for Secondary Students with Disabilities||3|
|EDSE||S694||Special Education Practicum||3|
|EDSE||S695||Professional and Ethical Practice||3|
By completing the UAS Graduate Certificate in Special Education, you qualify for the UAS Institutional Recommendation to the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's Endorsement in Special Education. To apply for the certificate program, submit the following documents to the admissions office:
- A complete Graduate Application and $60 application fee
- Official transcript showing bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA
- Copy of current teaching certificate or admission to SOE teaching program
- Two letters of recommendation on SOE form
- Admission Writing Sample of two parts: Instructions
- Passing Praxis I exam results -see note #3(Register @ ETS). Praxis scores must be sent to UAS (code R4897) and the Department of Education & Early Development (code R7027).
Send all admission documents to:University of Alaska Southeast Admissions
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
You can also fax or email all but the official transcript to 907-796-6365 or email@example.com
For Admission related questions, please contact:Elisabeth GenauxStudent Services Assistant907firstname.lastname@example.org
For Program related questions, please contact:
Jill Burkert, Ph.D.