Distance Education Leadership

Effective August 1, 2015, the University has suspended admissions to the Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership program.

Plan Your Degree

You’ll earn your degree by successfully completing 30-33 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with five emphasis areas available. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Foundational Courses (0-3 credits)

DEL 7210 Leadership and Organizational Excellence in the Virtual World or BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior

Core Courses (9-12 credits)

DEL 7010 Introduction to Distance Education Leadership
DEL 7950 Research, Assessment, and Analytics in eLearning
DEL 7840 Capstone, DEL 7920 Seminar Paper, or DEL 7990 Thesis Research (3-6 credits)

Areas of Emphasis

A maximum of 12 elective credits outside Distance Education Leadership may be used.

General Management

Required Courses (6 credits)

DEL 7610 Virtual Team and Project Management
DEL 7910 Critical Issues in Virtual Education

Elective Courses (12-15 credits)

DEL 7110 Virtual Educational and Instructional Technology
DEL 7120 Academic Administration in the Virtual Environment
DEL 7220 Teaching and Learning at a Distance
DEL 7310 Operations Administration in the Virtual World
DEL 7410 Education Policy, Law, and Ethics in the Virtual Environment
DEL 7510 Online Course Design and Management
DEL 7540 eLearning Program Administration
DEL 7640 Talent Development in Virtual Education
DEL 7710 Advanced Finance with Virtual Education
DEL 7720 Student Recruitment in Virtual Education
DEL 7740 Student Services in Virtual Education
DEL 7940 Special Topics
DEL 7980 Independent Study
OCL 7330 Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice (previously offered as BUSADMIN 7330)
BUSADMIN 7200 Strategic Thinking and Change
BUSADMIN 7400 Creative Problem Solving
BUSADMIN 7500 Organizational Development
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management or BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management
PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II

Higher Education

Required Courses (12 credits)

DEL 7120 Academic Administration in the Virtual Environment
DEL 7310 Operations Administration in the Virtual World
DEL 7410 Education Policy, Law, and Ethics in the Virtual Environment
DEL 7910 Critical Issues in Virtual Education

Elective Courses (9 credits)

DEL 7110 Virtual Educational and Instructional Technology
DEL 7220 Teaching and Learning at a Distance
DEL 7510 Online Course Design and Management
DEL 7540 eLearning Program Administration
DEL 7610 Virtual Team and Project Management
DEL 7640 Talent Development in Virtual Education
DEL 7710 Advanced Finance with Virtual Education
DEL 7720 Student Recruitment in Virtual Education
DEL 7740 Student Services in Virtual Education
DEL 7940 Special Topics
DEL 7980 Independent Study
OCL 7330 Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice (previously offered as BUSADMIN 7330)
BUSADMIN 7200 Strategic Thinking and Change

eLearning Administration

Required Courses (12 credits)

DEL 7110 Virtual Educational and Instructional Technology
DEL 7220 Teaching and Learning at a Distance
DEL 7510 Online Course Design and Management
DEL 7910 Critical Issues in Virtual Education

Elective Courses (9 credits)

DEL 7120 Academic Administration in the Virtual Environment
DEL 7310 Operations Administration in the Virtual World
DEL 7410 Education Policy, Law, and Ethics in the Virtual Environment
DEL 7540 eLearning Program Administration
DEL 7610 Virtual Team and Project Management
DEL 7940 Special Topics
DEL 7980 Independent Study
OCL 7330 Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice (previously offered as BUSADMIN 7330)
BUSADMIN 7200 Strategic Thinking and Change
BUSADMIN 7400 Creative Problem Solving
BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management or BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management
PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II

Corporate Training

Required Courses (12 credits)

DEL 7110 Virtual Educational and Instructional Technology
DEL 7510 Online Course Design and Management
DEL 7610 Virtual Team and Project Management
DEL 7910 Critical Issues in Virtual Education

Elective Courses (9 credits)

DEL 7220 Teaching and Learning at a Distance
DEL 7540 eLearning Program Administration
DEL 7710 Advanced Finance with Virtual Education
DEL 7940 Special Topics
DEL 7980 Independent Study
OCL 7330 Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice (previously offered as BUSADMIN 7330)
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Traning and Development
BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 7200 Strategic Thinking and Change
BUSADMIN 7400 Creative Problem Solving
BUSADMIN 7500 Organizational Developmen

School of Graduate Studies Requirements

1. All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
2. No more than 12 credits may be transferred from an external program, including other UW-Platteville graduate programs. All remaining graduate credits must be earned from UW-Platteville.
3. Courses in the 5000-6000 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided the courses had not previously been taken at the undergraduate level.
4. At least 21 credits must be 7000-level courses (upper division graduate-level courses).
5. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
6. Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master’s program to complete degree requirements (extensions may be granted).
7. Transfer of credits requires approval by faculty in the Distance Education Leadership Program and the Director of the School of Graduate Studies.
8. Transfer credits will not be officially recorded until the student has successfully completed some graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and only courses where the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted.

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Distance Learning Center
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

608.342.1468
800.362.1468 (Toll Free)
DistEd@uwplatt.edu

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