Special Education

University of Alaska Anchorage

24 months
18504 USD/year
18504 USD/year
8802 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Special Education program at University of Alaska Anchorage provides candidates with the knowledge and application of assessment and intervention strategies that support the learning of children with exceptional learning for grades K-8 (Elementary) or 7-12 (Secondary), and aims to prepare scholarly practitioners grounded in purpose and research.


The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education has two options:

  • Special education concentration
  • Special education administration concentration — admission suspended

The Special Education program at University of Alaska Anchorage is designed for individuals who desire advanced professional preparation in special education. The program encompasses theory, research and practice relating to individuals who experience disabilities.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Utilize a variety of assessments to identify specific areas of student strengths and weaknesses and use the results to guide instruction.
  • Individualize instruction to meet the specific needs of students with disabilities in inclusive settings.
  • Support and promote inclusiveness and equity for students
  • Apply the legal and ethical principles associated with special education.
  • Promote a positive social environment for all students, particularly those with significant emotional and/or behavioral disorders.
  • Develop and maintain an atmosphere of collaboration with teachers, parents, administrators, and paraprofessionals.
  • Critically analyze and apply principles of research.
  • Demonstrate literacy regarding theoretical perspectives associated with human development and learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Clinical Assessment: Eligibility and Program Planning
  • Curriculum and Strategies: Low Incidence
  • Curriculum and Strategies: High Incidence
  • Language and Literacy: Best Practices in Assessment and Intervention
  • Social/Emotional Development, Assessment, and Intervention
  • Teaching Mathematics to Special Learners
  • Special Education Law: Principles and Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Satisfy the Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees and the School of Education M.Ed. Admission Requirements.
  • Submit an application to the M.Ed. in Special Education Program. Contact the Graduate Studies Department at (907) 786-4450.
  • Submit proof of current teaching certification. (For those who do not hold an Alaska Teaching Certificate and would like to obtain one, please refer to the Graduate Certificate in Special Education program).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8802 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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