The Graduate Certificate program for Secondary and Middle Grades Education (grades 6-12) is an intense 11-month program for students who are seeking certification in secondary and middle grades education. Applicants to this program should have an undergraduate degree in a subject normally taught in Alaska secondary schools (e.g. English, social studies, mathematics, sciences, art, music). Contact Dr. Christian for more information. A total of 24 graduate credits are required. Candidates must apply by April 2nd and submit all application materials no later than April 16th.
This graduate certificate program is designed for teacher candidates who have already earned master’s degree or have experience teaching. It requires a full time, year-long internship in an Alaskan middle school or secondary school. The requirements are spelled out on the application tab.
The graduate certificate program features:
Strong development of pedagogical content knowledge.
A demanding, engaging graduate-level program.
A year-long intensive reflective/research-based classroom experience.
A clinical model where teachers learn to teach through teaching with timely feedback and evaluation.
Participation in a dynamic learning community with student teachers across the state.
We take pride in being a small, high-quality program, providing more close, personal attention and support for each student. We believe in strong connections between campus learning and internship training. For optimal learning in this intense, high quality program, outside responsibilities should be limited.