Elementary Education, M.A.T.
Dr. Katy Spangler
This program is offered to students throughout Alaska who desire the flexibility of an e-Learning program. On-site cohorts may also be formed as demand warrants. Students in this program must be self-directed learners, must have access to high speed internet connections, and must schedule time during the school year to complete weekly intensive practicum assignments as well as a semester of student teaching in an elementary or middle school. The Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education is embedded in the M.A.T. program. For more information on certification see the graduate certificate section of this catalog. This program leads to a Master’s degree as well as recommendation for an Alaska Initial Elementary (grades K-8) teaching certificate.
For student teaching, the department may limit registration, determine assignments, and prescribe the number of teaching hours required. Six successful credits of student teaching are required. The Program Director reserves the right to require an additional 3-6 credit hours of student teaching for students who fail to meet the standard.
- A completed graduate application and $60 nonrefundable application fee.
- An official transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00.
- Two recommendations addressing professional dispositions for the Elementary program on specific forms provided by the UAS School of Education.
- Interested Person Report.
- A writing sample consisting of two pieces: (a) Statement of professional objectives and (b) An impromptu writing sample (prompt provided by UAS School of Education).
- Information Release Waiver Statement.
- Documentation of successful work with children and early classroom experience.
- Passing Praxis CASE/Core exam scores must be sent to UAS. Students taking the Praxis outside of Alaska must also have the scores sent to the Alaskan Department of Education & Early Development (code R7027)
- Student Information Sheet
Additional information and links to forms at: uas.alaska.edu/education/programs/mat-elem.html.
Applicants should consult with an advisor for individual program scheduling.
Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.
|Minimum Credit Hours||51|
|ED S230||Introduction to Educational Technology||3|
|ED S320B||Physical Education in the K-8 Curriculum||1|
|ED S320E||Health in the K-8 Curriculum||1|
|ED S333||The Learner and the Learning Process||3|
|EDSE S482||Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities||3|
|Select one of the following:||1|
|Art in the K-8 Curriculum|
|Music in the K-8 Curriculum|
|Drama in the K-8 Curriculum|
|ALST S603||Alaska Literature for Young People||3|
|ECE S661||Literacy and Young Children||3|
|ED S615||Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades||3|
|ED S616||Math Methods in the K-8 Classroom||3|
|ED S617||Science Methods in the K-8 Classroom||3|
|ED S618||Social Studies in the K-8 Classroom||3|
|ED S619||Classroom Management and Discipline||3|
|ED S621A||Curriculum Development A||1|
|ED S621B||Curriculum Development B||1|
|ED S621C||Curriculum Development C||1|
|ED S680||Perspectives in Multicultural Education||3|
|ED S688||Student Teaching||3-6|
|Recommendation for certification will be granted upon successful completion of the above coursework. Students are encouraged to complete the remaining coursework required for the M.A.T. degree during their initial years as classroom teachers:|
|ED S626||Classroom Research||3|
|ED S698||Master's Research Project or Portfolio||3|
- A Master’s Portfolio that provides evidence that the student meets all program goals/outcomes.
- Official Praxis II exam scores meeting Alaska cut scores are due upon completion of student teaching and are required for issuance of the State-Approved Program Verification Form and graduate certificate.
- 3.00 GPA