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Education - Graduate Program


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Dr. Pamela Bork, Director of Graduate Studies & Professional Development for the School of Education
School of Education Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Room 438, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-4403; Fax 715-346-4846
Email:educgradadvs@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/education/Pages/Graduate/


The School of Education offers the following graduate programs:

You may also work toward:

  • Graduate level certification (for those who are already certified teachers): Adaptive Physical Education (860); Alternative Education (952); Bilingual/Bicultural (023); Early Childhood Education (70-777); Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (71-777); English as a Second Language (395); Environmental Studies (615); Family and Consumer Sciences (210); Gifted/Talented (014); Health Education (910); Reading Teacher (316); Reading Specialist (17); Special Education including: Cognitive Disabilities (810); Cross Categorical Special Education (801); Early Childhood Special Education (809); Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (830); Learning Disabilities (811).
  • Master of Science in Education: Educational Administration OR Specialist in Education: Educational Administration, offered in cooperation with UW-Superior. For more information, contact SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development, 715-346-4403.

MSE-Elementary Education

Admission to the Program - MSE-Elementary Education Program

  • Submit an application to pursue graduate study at UW-Stevens Point to the Admissions Office and pay admission fee: Web: www.uwsp.edu/admissions/Pages/default.aspx.
    • Be aware that you must make your initial application to the Admissions Office before you can be admitted to MSE-Elementary Education program.
    • We recommend that you apply no later than mid-semester of the semester before you want to be admitted.
    • The UW-Stevens Point Admissions Office processes your application and notifies you when your materials are being forwarded to SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development. Your application will then be reviewed by Graduate Advising for admission to the “program.”
  • Submit official transcripts for undergraduate and any additional coursework listed on your application.
  • Send a copy of your teaching license to SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development.
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher. If your GPA is less, you may be admitted on probation, but will then need to establish a minimum 3.00 GPA on your first 9 resident graduate credits at UW-Stevens Point to be fully admitted.
  • Complete no more than 9 credits of graduate work. You may apply earlier, but you should be admitted to the program and meet with your adviser before you have completed 9 graduate credits.

Admission to Candidacy for MSE Elementary Education Graduate Program

Admission to candidacy (program planning) does not occur until after you have applied to pursue graduate study at UW-Stevens Point through the Admissions Office and been admitted to your elected program through SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development. Once you are admitted you will receive a “working copy” form, planning guide sheet to use as you prepare your proposed plan of study, and be assigned an adviser.

To be accepted as a candidate:

  1. Remove any academic deficiencies and/or complete all subject matter prerequisites.
  2. Maintain at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average in all your graduate work.
  3. Because you may include no more than 9 completed graduate credits in your official Program of Study, submit your proposed plan of study and rationale statement BEFORE you complete 9 graduate credits.
  4. Receive approval from your graduate adviser for your Program of Study.

Exit Interview (graduation credit check)

You must complete an exit interview one semester before the semester in which you plan to graduate. This interview generates a credit check on your progress and requirements and provides a one-semester “cushion” to cover discrepancies. You will receive a graduation application at the interview and you apply for graduation after the interview.

Deadlines: Decide on the term in which you anticipate receiving your diploma. Schedule your credit check, sign up for exams and apply for graduation by the month indicated.

  • Apply by August for December diploma and ceremony.
  • Apply by December for May diploma and ceremony.
  • Apply by December for August diploma. There is no ceremony in August; however, you may request to participate in the May or the December ceremony.

MSE-General

The MSE-General is for licensed teachers and professionals interested in gaining education knowledge and skills. The program allows you to design a Program of Study that meets your specific needs. You may incorporate credits from several disciplines into the 30 required graduate credits provided you can verify a professional need for them.

Admission to the Program - MSE-General

  • Submit an application to pursue graduate study at UW-Stevens Point to the Admissions Office and pay admission fee: Web: www.uwsp.edu/admissions/Pages/default.aspx.
    • Be aware that you must make your initial application to the Admissions Office before you can be admitted to MSE-General program.
    • We recommend that you apply no later than mid-semester of the semester before you want to be admitted.
    • The UW-Stevens Point Admissions Office processes your application and notifies you when your materials are being forwarded to SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development where your application will be reviewed for admission to the MSE-General program.
  • Submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses not taken at UW-Stevens Point.
  • Send a copy of your teaching license to SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development, if Pursuing an additional tacher certification.
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher. If your GPA is less, you may be admitted on probation, but will then need to establish a minimum 3.00 GPA on your first 9 resident graduate credits at UW-Stevens Point to be fully admitted.
  • Admission to the MSE-General must occur prior to the completion of 9 graduate credits.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, employer, or professional who can verify your ability to succeed at graduate level work.

Following admission to the MSE-General, you will be assigned a faculty adviser and develop a program of study that suits your educational goals.

Graduate Certification Programs - School of Education

The School of Education offers graduate teacher certifications listed below for those who are already certified teachers. Applicants should forward a letter of intent, along with copies of your Wisconsin teaching license and transcripts from every college or technical school attended, to SOE Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development indicating which certification you wish to pursue. A certification outline will be established for you and an adviser assigned.

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Alternative Education
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood through Middle Childhood License (ages 0-11 - allows Early Childhood educators to teach through grade 5/6)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Health Education
  • Reading Teacher (316 license)
  • Reading Specialist (17 license)
  • Special Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Cognitive Disabilities/Cross Categorical
    • Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities/Cross Categorical
    • Learning Disabilities/Cross Categorical
    • Cross Categorical Special Education (for those already licensed in CD, EBD, or LD) (PDF)

Programs

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