Master of Science in Education Professional Development (MSE-PD)

Degree Requirements

  1. In addition to satisfying all other Graduate School requirements for a degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 units of course work including (1) a thesis or (2) a capstone experience consisting of at least one of the following:  (a) a capstone project, (b) a practicum, (c) a professional portfolio.  Options vary depending on the emphasis.  Those who choose to do a capstone project must complete the Capstone Project Seminar (EDUINDP 789) in the final semester of the program; those who choose practicum or portfolio may be required to complete specific courses associated with those options.

  2. All degree candidates are advised to complete EDFOUND 723/CIGENRL 723 and EDFOUND 780 within the first semester or as soon as possible after being admitted to the program.
  3. Students selecting the capstone project option must submit an approved project proposal, signed by the advisor, to the program coordinator at least one full semester prior to enrollment.
  4. At least half of the graduate work in the degree program must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher.
  5. The professional core has been included in each emphasis.

Emphasis

Some emphasis areas may require additional credits for licensure.

Art Education

Emphasis and electives are to be selected with advisor before completion of 6 units of the program. Please see the program website for additional information: http://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/msepd/art-education.

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Emphasis
CIGENRL 721TRENDS IN ART EDUCATION3
CIGENRL 755CURRICULUM CONCERNS IN ART EDUCATION3
Select an additional 12 to 15 units in consultation with an advisor12-15
Choose one of the following options:3-6
Capstone Project Option
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Thesis Research Option
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30

Alternative Education

Emphasis and electives are to be selected with advisor before completion of 6 units of the program. Please see the program website for additional information: http://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/ci/graduate/alternative-education

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Emphasis (Eight units to be taken in the following order.)8
REPRESENTATIONS OF LEARNING
LEARNING & DIVERSITY
THE MARGINALIZED LEARNER
LEARNING & TEACHING FOR EMPOWERMENT
Select an additional ten units in consultation with advisor based on program goals.10
Choose one of the following options:3-6
Capstone Project Option
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Thesis Research Option
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30

Curriculum and Instruction

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Select 18 to 21 units in consultation with advisor based on program goals before completion of six units of the program. Selections must be approved by the advisor.18-21
Choose one of the following options:3-6
Capstone Project Option
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Thesis Research Option
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30

Educational Leadership

Complete 12 units from the emphasis list and six to nine units from the electives list. Selections must be approved by the advisor before completion of six units of the program. Note: "ELPA" courses are UW-Madison courses taught by the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department faculty on the UW-Whitewater campus. Any student wishing to take these courses must enroll at UW-Madison as a special student and apply for transfer of credits to UW-Whitewater. Please consult with advisor prior to completing this process.

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Emphasis (12 units)12
INTRODUCTION TO ELEM AND SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION
THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALSHIP
Electives. (Select six to fifteen units in consultation with advisor.)6-15
SCHOOL FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
ELPA 735 Leadership for Equity and Diversity
ELPA 840 Public School Law
ELPA 847 Institutional Leadership and Teacher Capacity
ELPA 848 Professional Development and Organizational Learning
Choose one of the following options:3-6
Capstone Project Option
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Thesis Research Option
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30

English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education

Courses for this emphasis are determined based on current teaching license(s) held and new license(s) sought. Emphasis-specific professional core courses and sections may be required for this emphasis area. Consult with an advisor prior to enrolling in any course. Additional units beyond the minimum may be required for licensure. Additional information regarding program and licensure requirements can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/msepd/esl-bilingual

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Select 13 to 18 units in consultation with advisor.13-18
SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION
ESL METHODS AND CURRICULUM
ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM
Choose one of the following options:
Capstone Project Option (Six units and a minimum of 30 total units. Note that READING 773 has a prerequisite of EITHER READING 764 or READING 772, three units)
READING 773LITERACY RESEARCH: THEORY AND APPLICATION3
EDUINDP 789CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR3
Thesis Research Option
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30

Health, Human Performance and Recreation Emphasis

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Select 18 to 27 units from areas of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and/or Coaching in consultation with advisor.18-27
Choose one of the following options:6-12
Thesis Research Option (Three to six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
THESIS RESEARCH
Practicum Option (Six to 12 units and a minimum of 36 total units.)
PRACTICUM
Portfolio Option (Three units and a minimum of 36 total units.)
CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION
Total Units30-36

Health, Physical Education and Coaching Emphasis

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Select 18 to 27 units from areas of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and/or Coaching in consultation with advisor.18-27
Choose one of the following options:3-6
Thesis Research Option (Three to six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
THESIS RESEARCH
Practicum Option (Six to 12 units and a minimum of 36 total units.)
PRACTICUM
Portfolio Option (Three units and a minimum of 36 total units.)
CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION
Total Units30-36

Higher Education Athletic Administration

HELEAD 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION3
or EDFOUND 723 ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
or CIGENRL 723 ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Select 18 units from Higher Education Leadership (HELEAD), COACHING or RECREATN graduate level coursework in consultation with advisor.18
Choose one of the following three options:
Capstone Project Option (Six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)6
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Portfolio and Practicum Option (Six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION
PRACTICUM
Thesis Research Option (Three to six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30

Higher Education Leadership

HELEAD 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION3
or EDFOUND 723 ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
or CIGENRL 723 ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Select 18 units from Higher Education Leadership (HELEAD) in consultation with advisor.18
Choose one of the following three options:
Capstone Project Option (Six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)6
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Portfolio and Practicum Option (Six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
CAPSTONE PORTFOLIO AND CAREER APPLICATION
PRACTICUM
Thesis Research Option (Three to six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30

Information, Technology and Libraries

Courses for this emphasis are determined based on current teaching license(s) held and new license(s) sought.  Option 1 is for those who are seeking the entire 902 license after completing an undergraduate degree.   Option 2 is for those who have earned the 902 with stipulations prior to enrolling in a graduate degree program.

Develop a program plan in consultation with advisor prior to enrolling in any course. Additional coursework outside the degree or course competencies demonstrated through a portfolio may be necessary for licensure. Additional information regarding emphasis areas and licensure requirements can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/edfound/library-media/degrees/graduate.

All students seeking the 902 license must have a final portfolio approved by the faculty.

Option 1:  Emphasis if you seek the renewable Library Media Specialist license (902) and do not have the non-renewable 902 with stipulations license:

EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Emphasis (27 units). All are required for licensure, but some may be taken outside of the degree itself or as course competencies demonstrated through an approved portfolio.27
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING
FINDING AND USING INFORMATION
ORGANIZING INFORMATION
ADOLESCENT LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA
LITERATURE FOR ADOLESCENTS
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
INFORMATION LITERACY
LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION
SUPERVISED ELEMENTARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM
and SUPERVISED SECONDARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM
SUPERVISED SCHOOL LIBRARY PRACTICUM COMBINED
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION OF LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
INFORMATION, VIRTUAL LIBRARIES & THE INTERNET
Milestone: 902 capstone portfolio
Total Units30

Option 2:  Emphasis if you have a non-renewable Library Media Specialist license (902 with stipulations) and are completing the requirements for the renewable 902 Library Media Specialist License.  Complete 1, 2, 3, 4 and one of the two capstone options in 5 and 6.

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Emphasis (9 units). All are required for licensure.9
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION OF LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
INFORMATION, VIRTUAL LIBRARIES & THE INTERNET
Select twelve units from the following or other relevant coursework in consultation with advisor.9
TEACHING AND LEARNING VIA VIDEO AND ACROSS DISTANCES
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
ADVANCED DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
HYPERMEDIA IN SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
SUPERVISED ELEMENTARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM
SUPERVISED SECONDARY LIBRARY PRACTICUM (Milestone: 902 Capstone Portfolio)
SUPERVISED SCHOOL LIBRARY PRACTICUM COMBINED
Choose one of the following:6
Capstone Project Option (Six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Thesis Research Option (Three to six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
THESIS RESEARCH
Milestone: 902 capstone portfolio
Total Units30

Reading

Students in this emphasis take READING 773 in place of EDUINDP 724 and EDUINDP 726 in the professional core. A specially designated section of CIGENRL 723 is also required. Consult with an advisor prior to enrolling in any course.

Additional units beyond the minimum are required for students seeking the Reading Specialist (17) license in addition to the Reading Teacher (316) license.

EDFOUND/CIGENRL 723ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION3
EDFOUND 780READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH3
Emphasis19
FOUNDATIONS OF READING
READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS
LITERACY ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION (PREK-12)
READING PRACTICUM: LITERACY ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION (PREK-12)
LITERACY RESEARCH: THEORY AND APPLICATION
Reading-Related Elective
Select 3 units from the following:3
EMERGENT LITERACY
SYMPOSIUM IN READING EDUCATION
Other course work approved by advisor
Unique Requirement (Reading Specialist Only)0-3
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING READING PROGRAMS
Chooose one of the following options:3
Capstone Project Option (Three units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Thesis Research Option (Three to six units and a minimum of 30 total units.)
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units31-34

Challenging Advanced Learners

Note:  Completing the two EDUC courses requires enrollment at UW-Stevens Point as a non-degree student and requesting transfer of credit to UW-Whitewater.

Emphasis (12 units)12
ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION
READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
FOUNDATIONS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN GIFTED EDUCATION
EDUC 792CURRICULUM METHODS FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED (UWSP)3
EDUC 795PRACTICUM (UWSP)3
Select 6 to nine units in consultation with advisor.6-9
Choose one of the following options:6
Capstone Project Option
PLANNING FOR CHANGE: SEMINAR IN RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND VOICE
CAPSTONE ADVISING I: PROJECT PLANNING AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
CAPSTONE ADVISING II: DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
CAPSTONE PROJECT SEMINAR
Thesis Research Option
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units30