UW-Platteville School of Education

Program Overview:  M.S.E. Elementary, Middle, or Secondary emphasis

The Master of Science in Education degree program provides already licensed teachers the opportunity to continue developing in the areas of research, instruction and leadership.  The MSE program is a 30 credit program with a 9-credit core and 21-credits of electives that are chosen with the graduate advisor and the graduate candidate. The MSE program may lead to licensure in an endorsement area such as: Educational Administration, Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, Cross-Categorical Special Education, or English as a Second Language. 

Program Benefits

  • Can graduate in two years
  • Entire program is 30 credits
  • User-friendly, hybrid courses meeting at night, weekends and during the summer
  • Graduate students completing licensure can combine this program with their current program


  • Become reflective practitioners, change agents, and leaders
  • Utilize experiences and relevant research to enhance their future professional growth
  • Apply relevant theory, philosophy, historical and social science perspectives, research, and best practices to their profession. Demonstrate growth in knowledge of content and developmentally appropriate pedagogy
  • Serve as resource to, and collaborate with others in the profession and community

Related Files

textbooks and materials

All master level programs require students to purchase their own books prior to the start of class.  Textbook costs are not included in tuition and fees. 

Required Core Courses (9 credits)

  • TEACHING 7000 - Research Procedures in Education
  • TEACHING 7190 - Educational Leadership and Mentoring
  • TEACHING 7990 - Thesis Research OR
  • TEACHING 7830 - Seminar Paper or Educational Project

Licensure Programs

We are proud to offer a variety of certification opportunities for teachers who are seeking to add additional licensure areas to their present licenses.

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