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Secondary and Middle Grades Education, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 months
    Duration
Brookfield, IL, United States| Online
The Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Grades and Secondary program (grades 6-12) is an 11-month program for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who are seeking a teaching certificate in secondary and middle grades education. 

Overview

Applicants to this program should preferably have an undergraduate degree in a subject normally taught in Alaska secondary schools (e.g. English, social studies, mathematics, sciences, art, music) or be willing to take courses in that subject area to strengthen their content background. 

The University of Alaska Southeast is recognized as a destination of choice for students seeking excellent academic programs and engaging learning opportunities that integrate the environment and cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Values
  • Excellence – we pursue excellence through continuous improvement and innovation in teaching, community engagement, and research, scholarship, and creative expression.
  • Diversity – we embody and respect the diversity of each individual’s culture, talents and abilities, and educational goals with special attention to Alaska Native heritage unique to Southeast Alaska.
  • Access – we create accessibility to programs and services through use of technology, innovative and creative practices, and personalized services.
  • Collaboration – we forge dynamic and cooperative partnerships internally among students, faculty, and staff and externally with other academic institutions, government agencies, business and industry, and community-based organizations to enhance our effectiveness.
  • Sustainability – we contribute to the economic, social, and ecological sustainability and quality of life of the southeast region and state, nation, and world using the unique opportunities available (e.g., coastal environment, Tongass National Forest, glacial ecosystem, Juneau as Alaska’s capital city).
  • Stewardship – we are responsible stewards in the use of our resources and are accountable for results working in an environment that values the contributions of all (e.g., administration, faculty, staff, and students).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Alaska Resources, People and Perspectives 
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools 
  • Perspectives in Multicultural Education 
  • Curriculum Development 
  • Education Seminar 
  • Classroom Internet Integration 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • UAS Graduate Application ($60 fee)

  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Two recommendation forms addressing Academic Content and Professional Dispositions
  • Student Information Sheet
  • Information Release Waiver Statement
  • Statement of Professional Objectives
  • Passing Praxis CASE/Core exam scores must be sent to UAS.  
  • A passing Praxis II content area exam score must be sent to UAS before students can be fully admitted to this program.  
  • Students must complete a transcript evaluation form to be reviewed by faculty prior to admission.  
  • Student Teaching Authorization
  • Scheduled interview with faculty, either face to face or through web conference.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17136 USD per semester and a duration of 11 months.
  • National

    16776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8388 USD per semester and a duration of 11 months.
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Living costs for Brookfield

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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