University of Alaska Anchorage

Early Childhood Special Education

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The Early Childhood Special Education Masters Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was established in 1990. The major goal of the Early Childhood Special Education Masters Program is to provide specialized preservice training for current and future early interventionists and early childhood special educators. Underlying this goal is the assumption that all infants, toddlers and preschoolers who experience disabilities and their families have the right to receive supports and services from qualified interventionists and educators which will improve their lives.

The Early Childhood Special Education program is designed for professionals who are particularly interested in children in the age range birth through 5 years of age. The master's degree is 36 credits of which 6 credits are an advanced internship.

By completing this program, 2 additional courses required by the State, and meeting the criteria stated below, candidates can now receive an institutional recommendation for an Alaskan teaching certificate with endorsement in Special Education birth to 5. Candidates with a teaching certificate who meet the following criteria will receive an institutional recommendation for an endorsement.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Sheila Sellers
ECSE Program Coordinator
College of Education
Department of Counseling and Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education Program
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 786-4662
(907) 786-4474 fax

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