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Career and Technical Education MS (UW-Stout)

Education-Related Studies

In today's world of rapid technological change and global competition; career and technical education has an increasingly important role in preparing people for rewarding careers and helping them make career transition. Business and industry are rapidly changing towards knowledge-based production and service systems. People who work with these systems must be able to integrate academic and technical knowledge.

The Master of Science degree in Career and Technical Education is designed for professionals who focus on preparing people for successful careers, in secondary, postsecondary and adult education as well as private sector training programs.

With more than 800 degrees awarded since 1973, UW-Stout's M.S. degree in Career and Technical Education program (formerly Vocational, Technical and Adult Education) provides the opportunity for students to build on a knowledge base that will enhance discipline specific understanding and leadership skills in areas of education, business and industry.

This degree provides graduates with an enhanced skill set that allows for personal and professional development. People who complete a degree in Career and Technical Education are working in leadership positions within education and business and industry.

Designed for teachers, coordinators and administrators in programs that prepare people for the world of work, this program prepares individuals for leadership positions in secondary, postsecondary community or technical colleges, higher education, and business and industry.

This degree program is offered on campus during times convenient for the working adult; numerous late afternoon/evening classes are offered; during the summer session accelerated course offerings are available including weekends; in addition distance education provides students an opportunity to enroll in off campus cohorts.

Learners entering the program will select course work in the areas of education philosophy, education psychology, curriculum, facilitation and management of learning, and evaluation.

Customized Instruction

Beginning spring 2011, the program will be offered exclusively as a customized instruction program for non-traditional students. Customized programs are designed specifically for adults unable to attend on campus during the typical teaching day. Coursework will be delivered online, weekends, or evenings, and all students will be charged the customized instruction tuition rate for all of their coursework regardless of where they reside. This customized instruction tuition will pay for the entire cost of instruction.

Total credits required for completion: 30

Admission Requirements

Required of all Prospective Students:

  1. Complete a Graduate School Application by the application deadline listed below (Note: The application link navigates you off this page to the University of Wisconsin System application website.)
  2. Pay a $56 non-refundable application fee by credit card with on-line application (Only students seeking a Master's or Education Specialist degree are required to pay this fee.)
  3. Submit the following additional application materials
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A statement of your goals related to the program
    • Personal resume or curriculum vita

Degree-granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Stout

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