Graduate Programs & Professional Development
Master of Science in Special Education
The Department of Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers two MSE options. The Professional Development MSE is for licensed educators interested in pursuing advanced special education course work. The Cross Categorical MSE is for students interested in obtaining cross categorical licensure in special education.
Options for graduate study include:
The MSE in Special Education is designed for working professionals with bachelor degrees who seek initial licensure in special education. Individuals with current emergency licenses are also ideal candidates for this program. Students complete a 36 credit MSE in three years with night and summer classes. Licenses earned include Cross Categorical and Learning Disabilities with an emphasis in Cross Categorical.
- Students must meet the admission requirements outlined in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Graduate Catalog. In addition, students must pass the PRAXIS I in order to be admitted to the Cross Categorical MSE in Special Education program.
- MSE Cross Categorical Plan
The MSE in Special Education with an emphasis in Professional Development is designed for currently licensed teachers or professionals in related fields who wish advanced knowledge in special education. Potential areas of study include: Autism Specialist, Transition Specialist (both areas lead to Graduate Certificates), addition of LD, CD, or EBD to current special education, cross categorical license, or coursework to support the completion of the Professional Development Plan.
- Students must meet the admission requirements outlined in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Graduate Catalog. No additional requirements are set by the Department of Special Education.
- MSE Professional Development Plan
Students completing a minor in Special Education at UWW have an option of completing our Minor to Master’s program.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs
- Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate
- Online Autism Specialist Certificate
- Online Transition Specialist Certificate
- Early Childhood Special Education
Post Baccalaureate students interested in adding Early Childhood Special Education Licensure to an existing teaching license can complete courses required for an 809 license. The licensure courses are completed in conjunction with the Master of Science in Special Education - Emphasis in Professional Development program.