Master’s Degree Program (M.Ed.)
The master’s in secondary education (with postbaccalaureate licensure) combines rigorous coursework and extensive field-based training. It’s also highly flexible. You can complete the secondary education degree face-to-face in a traditional classroom, via distance learning or a combination of both.
Because our graduates are uniquely prepared to teach in the geographic and cultural context of Alaska, they are highly sought after by school districts throughout the state. Many of our students are offered teaching positions even before they graduate. Our dedicated advising team is here to support you from day one, and will help guide you throughout the program.
Requirements for the Master’s Degree in Secondary Education
The secondary education master’s program is designed for students seeking first-time teacher licensure, who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in an approved subject area.
To pursue your master’s degree in secondary education, you must first complete the postbaccalaureate licensure program. You can apply up to 26 credits of the UAF secondary licensure program toward the master’s degree.
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Why Study Secondary Education at UAF?
Skilled teachers are in high demand across Alaska. This hands-on licensure and master’s degree program will open the door to rewarding, high-paying careers teaching grades 7-12. These are some of the top reasons to choose UAF for your graduate school in education.
I really appreciate the friendly staff and professors at the school of Education at UAF. I had a lot of questions over the past year and they were very kind and courteous about answering my questions and getting back to me as quickly as they could. Staff were always available for in-person and over-the-phone meetings throughout the semester. Not only were they helpful, but you can tell that the employees and staff at the UAF School of Education genuinely want to see you succeed, and I felt like they had my back the whole way through. I would highly recommend this program to others who are considering to become an educator.Triston Nyquest, Secondary Education program
What Can You Do With a Master’s in Secondary Education?
Earning your master’s degree in secondary education is about creating opportunities. It’s a way to develop your professional teaching skills, open the door to new career pathways and boost your earning potential in the process. Our graduates are successful teachers in school districts across Alaska and around the world.
What Classes Are Required for the Master’s in Secondary Education?
The secondary education master’s programs explores methodologies for teaching middle and high school students in rural and urban settings, methods for instruction and assessment in secondary content areas, classroom management strategies, research methods and more. As part of the postbaccalaureate licensure, the program also includes a yearlong internship and other field experiences that relate to the coursework.
Get Started on Your Master’s in Secondary Education
Take the next step toward earning your degree in secondary education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We have the resources to help you get started.
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Have questions? We have one of the best advising teams of any graduate school for education in the country. Let us know how we can help.
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Transferring to UAF? Contact us to walk through the process and make sure you maximize the credits you’ve already earned.