Teaching & Learning

Master of Education in Teaching & Learning

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Program Overview

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning is a 30-credit program designed for professionals seeking advanced studies in education. The program offers a selection of courses appropriate for individuals committed to reflecting on, refining, and enhancing professional practice. Culturally responsive education and applying that approach to the Alaskan context is emphasized, particularly with respect to Alaska Natives and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Program will be planned with an advisor to allow concentrations in particular areas of interest (e.g., curriculum and teaching, teaching English language learners, leadership). Content areas (e.g., sciences) or professional fields outside P-12 schools may be available through collaboration with colleges outside the College of Education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate advanced content and pedagogical knowledge for teaching.
  • Use research to inform professional practice.
  • Explain the role of social justice in education and present knowledge, skills, and dispositions one needs to make change that supports social justice in education.
  • Demonstrate leadership and facilitation skills for the professional context.
  • Translate educational theories into culturally responsive practice.

Research Project and Portfolio Information



For undergraduate advising, contact the College of Education Student Services at 907-786-4401 or uaa.college.of.education@alaska.edu.

For graduate advising, contact the College of Education Graduate Studies Department at 907-786-4450 or bshenderson@alaska.edu.

Enrolled students can go to DegreeWorks to view degree progress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Teaching and Learning Faculty

Title Program/Department UA Email Address Phone Office
Tim Jester, Ed.D Associate Professor Elementary Education & MEd  tejester@alaska.edu 907-786-1666 PSB 224D
Ed McLain, Ed.D Associate Professor Graduate Studies & MEd  emclain@alaska.edu 907-952-8940 PSB 206M


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