K-12 POST-BACCALAUREATE SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENT)

Accredited by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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K-12 POST-BACCALAUREATE SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENT)

Accredited by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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K-12 POST-BACCALAUREATE SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENT)

Accredited by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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Program Description

This fully online program provides coursework and field-based experiences leading to a teaching endorsement in special education.

Experienced instructors will prepare graduates (Alaska’s K-12 educators) for a successful career working with children who have special needs, including specific training in the areas of disabilities, assessment, intervention strategies, current law and the implementation of programs including development of legally defensible federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) documents.

Graduates will have mastery of the Council for Exceptional Children standards for special education teachers: learner development and individual learning differences, learning environments, curricular content knowledge, assessment, instructional planning and strategies, professional learning, and ethical practice and collaboration.

This online special education program is specifically designed for Alaskan teachers who don’t have access to the Fairbanks campus. While students can complete coursework from any location, the clinical practice must be completed in the state of Alaska.

Students can choose to earn this endorsement on its own or in combination with the Master of Education in Special Education. All credits used in the endorsement are applied toward the master’s degree. Learn more about the online Master of Education in Special Education with Additional Endorsement program.

Fees below are based on full-time status for the two-year program.

Courses (24 Credits)

Major Requirements

  • Assessment of Students with Disabilities
  • Curriculum, Management and Strategies I: Low Incidence
  • Curriculum, Management and Strategies II: High Incidence
  • Teaching Mathematics to Special Learners
  • Special Education Law: Principles and Practices
  • English Language Arts Assessment, Curriculum and Strategies for Special Learners
  • Special Education Clinical Practice
  • Students pursuing a K-12 Special Education certificate must complete their clinical practice in an Alaskan public school.

Complete one of the following:

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Social/Emotional Development, Assessment and Intervention
  • Autism and Other Development Disabilities: Communication and Social Interventions
  • Culturally Responsive Collaboration: Working with Parents, Colleagues and Paraprofessionals
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities: Sensory and Behavioral Interventions
  • FASD: Diagnosis, Intervention and Strategies
Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the K-12 Post-Baccalaureate Special Education Certificate (Additional Endorsement) program must have a current Alaska teaching certificate or equivalent coursework toward an Alaska teaching certificate.

A qualifying application packet requires a GPA above 3.0 or GRE, three letters of reference, a résumé and a statement of goals.

Students also should have completed the Inclusive Classroom for All Children course (EDSE F482) or a comparable transfer course from another institution.

Who Should Apply?

K-12 teachers in Alaska with an existing teaching certificate who want to or currently work with students with disabilities.

Cost Breakdown
Tuition Fees Other Expenses
$466/credit $5/credit Technology Fee $75 Application Fee
$6/credit UA Facilities Fee $50 Graduation Fee
$19/credit Network Charge $150 Clinical Practice Fee
$25/credit eLearning & Distance Education Fee

 

Estimated Cost of Program Based on Current Rates: $12,779

For more about UAF costs, visit our Registration Guide.

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