Science Education K-8

University of Alaska Southeast

12 months
25896 USD/year
25896 USD/year
12312 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.Ed. in Science Education K-8 at the is intended to help certified K-8 teachers increase their knowledge and understanding of science content (physical, earth, space, life science) as well as the pedagogy appropriate for teaching science in the K-8 classroom. 


The Science Education K-8 program at the University of Alaska Southeast is fully aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards but is designed specifically for Alaskan schools with the inclusion of students with special needs and the celebration of Alaska’s rich and unique cultural and natural history. 

The themes of inquiry and place-based learning form the foundation for the program. Blended learning and the flipped classroom round out the pedagogy. Technology tools for differentiating instruction through simulations and virtual labs are emphasized.

Candidates must prepare an exit portfolio, demonstrating competency in the nine outcomes of the Alaska College of Education (i.e. philosophy, development, diversity, content, student learning, learning environment, professionalism, technology). The M.Ed. Science Education K-8 program is not an initial teacher certification program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Impact of Technology on Student Learning 
  • Differentiating Instruction Through Technology 
  • Educational Technology Leadership 
  • Mathematical Problem Solving for K-8 Teachers 
  • Physics Content for K-8 Teachers 
  • Chemistry Content for K-8 Teachers 
  • Earth and Space Science Content for K-8 Teachers 
  • Life Science Content for K-8 Teachers 
  • Great Ideas in Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



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.

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

  • A completed graduate application and $60 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official academic transcript indicating a baccalaureate degree and a GPA of 3.00
  • Two recommendations addressing professional dispositions on specific forms provided by the Alaska College of Education.
  • Statement of Professional Objectives. This is a 2-3 page typewritten and double spaced formal paper containing a summary of educational experience, a description of professional goals related to what is needed to teach students in Alaska and beyond, and a statement of how the program for advanced teaching candidates might help in attaining those goals. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12948 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12948 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6156 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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