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Professional Development MSE - Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction (UW-Whitewater)

Education-Related Studies

The Professional Development MSE is a program designed for educators who want to improve their teaching, better understand and utilize research, and develop a more resonant "professional voice."

The coursework in the Curriculum and Instruction emphasis leads students through an exploration of current and timelessly relevant educational issues, including curriculum development, classroom management, differentiation, effective technology usage, literacy and culture, educational research and its value in professional practice, and action research. Students engage in online discussions and individual projects that are focused on developing skills, activities, and advanced perspectives immediately applicable in their classrooms and formative to their long-term development. All courses are taught by faculty with experience in K-12 classrooms. All faculty either hold doctorates or have master's degrees and ten or more years instructional experience.

Total credits required for completion: 30

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program in good standing academically, students will need:

  1. A baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited school.
  2. At least a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 basis) in all the graduate work previously completed at UW-Whitewater, with no grades of P or I.
  3. One of the following:
    • At least a 2.75 overall grand point average in the undergraduate degree program.
    • At least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program.
    • A master's degree or higher from an institution regionally accredited at the corresponding graduate level.

Students not meeting these qualifications may seek admission on a probationary basis.

Degree-granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

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