Master’s in Education Programs in Alaska
School districts in the largest geographic state in the union range from quite large to nearly microscopic. In Anchorage, nearly 3,000 teachers work to educate upwards of 50,000 students, while remote, rural districts employ only a handful of teachers.
A master’s degree is not required to teach in Alaska, but having one will boost your pay. In Anchorage, a beginning teacher with a master’s degree makes $51,000, while a beginning teacher with only a bachelor’s degree makes $4,000 less than that. Also, the salary schedule for a teacher with only a bachelor’s degree tops out at $58,000, while a teacher with a master’s degree can eventually make more than $69,000, according to the Anchorage School District.
Alaska is experiencing teacher shortages in math, science, and special education.
Below is a list of Masters of Education programs in Alaska. Use the links to request information from schools that you are interested in, or use the nearby state links below to find additional Masters of Education programs in states near you.
Masters in Education Programs in Nearby Sates
Selected Master’s degree programs in Alaska
University of Alaska Southeast. A regional state university with its main campus in the state capital, the University of Alaska Southeast offers a number of Master of Education and Master of Arts in teaching degrees. Most are offered through distance learning, with students spending a couple of weeks a year on campus and completing the rest of their coursework remotely.
University of Alaska – Anchorage. The University of Alaska – Anchorage offers Master of Education degrees in teaching and learning, special education, and other fields. The school also offers a Master of Arts in teaching degree.
University of Alaska – Fairbanks. The University of Alaska – Fairbanks offers Master of Education degrees that lead to state licensure in elementary education, secondary education, special education, and school counseling.
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