Master of Science in Education

UW-Platteville School of Education

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Education degree program helps already licensed teachers continue their development in the areas of research, instruction and leadership.  The MSE program is a 30 credit program with a 12-credit core and 18-credits of electives that are chosen with the graduate advisor and the graduate candidate. The MSE program may lead to either licensure in an endorsement area such as: Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, Cross-Categorical Special Education, English Language Learner. 

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

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Required Core Courses (18 credits)

  • COUNSPSY 6600 - Measurements for Counselors & Educators
  • TEACHING 7000 - Research Procedures in Education
  • TEACHING 7190 - Educational Leadership and Mentoring
  • TEACHING 7620 - Special Education: Legal and Theoretical Foundations
  • TEACHING 7830 - Seminar Paper or Educational Project
  • TEACHING 7880 - Graduate Practicum

Licensure Programs

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

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