Special Education, M.A.T.
Contact: Deborah E. Lo, Ph.D.
The M.A.T. in Special Education program prepares teacher candidates to develop and implement culturally responsive special education services for students with disabilities in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The program focuses on the unique needs of:
- children and youth with disabilities;
- Alaska’s diverse Native and non-Native communities; and
- Alaska’s remote, rural, and urban communities.
The M.A.T. in Special Education is designed for candidates who are seeking initial certification in special education. The M.A.T. in Special Education program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Courses are offered in the evenings and in the summer, and all courses are offered online and/or via audio-conference. This e-Learning format allows candidates who live and work in Alaska’s remote and rural communities to remain in their home communities while completing their graduate studies.
- A completed graduate application and $60 nonrefundable application fee.
- An official transcript indicating baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00
- Two Letters of Recommendation on SOE form.
- Person of Interest Report
Writing sample (1-2 page typed, double spaced for each topic): (a) Describe your professional goals and explain why you want to be a special education teacher and/or work with individuals with disabilities. (b) Describe your commitment to diversity in school and classroom settings.
- Passing Praxis Core/CASE exam scores must be sent to UAS. Students taking the Praxis outside of Alaska must also have the scores sent to the Department of Education & Early Development (code R7027).
Additional information and links to forms at: uas.alaska.edu/education/programs/mat-speced.html
|Minimum Credit Hours||39|
|ALST S300||Alaska Studies||3|
|ED S380||Multicultural Education||3|
|EDSE S482||Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities||3|
|ED S621A||Curriculum Development A||1|
|ED S621B||Curriculum Development B||1|
|ED S621C||Curriculum Development C||1|
|ED S688||Student Teaching||6|
|EDSE S605||Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|EDSE S610||Assessment of Students with Disabilities||3|
|EDSE S612||Curriculum and Strategies: Low Incidence||3|
|EDSE S622||Curriculum and Strategies: High Incidence||3|
|EDSE S677||Language & Literacy: Assessment & Intervention||3|
|EDSE S685||Transition Planning for Secondary Students||3|
|EDSE S692||Seminar: Special Education: Secondary||3|
|EDSE S694||(Special Education Practicum)||3|
|EDSE S695||Professional and Ethical Practice||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Literacy and Young Children|
|Alaska Literature for Young People|
|Literacy in the Intermediate and Middle School Grades|
|Technology in Instructional Design|
|Mathematical Problem Solving for K-8 Teachers|
|Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers at All Levels|
|Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas|
|Classroom Management and Child Guidance in ECE|
Advisor approved Elective
- Satisfactory completion of all courses
- GPA of 3.00 or higher
- Praxis Core exam scores meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification
- Praxis II exam (Elementary Content Knowledge 0014), with scores meeting Alaska Department of Education & Early Development requirements for initial teacher certification