Graduate Programs

Master's Degrees

Master of Science in Education-Professional Studies (MSE-PS)
The MSE-PS provides individuals with advanced academic work focused on the improvement of teaching and learning. Develop skills and knowledge in three core areas: research, practice and professional voice through a sequence of courses and individually guided activities culminating in a substantial capstone project. There are 10 emphasis areas from which to choose, some of which include initial or advanced Wisconsin teacher licensing options.

Educational Leadership Degree (M.S.)
Students may enroll in the program for the Master of Science degree and Wisconsin Licensure or licensure only. Licensing Options include K-12 Principal, Director of Instruction, and Director of Pupil Services. In addition, students are able to establish a foundation for an academic and career ladder leading to specialist and doctoral degrees at UW-Madison in Educational Administration.

Master of Science in Business Education (M.S.)
Three emphases are available in MS Business Education program. The Secondary emphasis leads to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction licensure in Business Education (250); additional licenses possible are Marketing Education (285) and Vocational Business Education (281). The Post-Secondary emphasis includes courses which meet the Wisconsin Technical College instructor certification requirements. The General emphasis is designed for teachers who already hold a license and wish to pursue a graduate degree or additional licensure. 

Business Education for You (BE4U)  Questions may be directed to Dr. Karla Saeger 


Add-on Early Childhood License Summer program

Faculty members at UW-Whitewater have developed an accelerated program in early childhood education at the graduate level.


This degree is designed to prepare teachers to provide special service in reading at the elementary and secondary level and to certify students as reading teachers and reading specialists.  This degree is temporarily not accepting new applications.  

Alternative Education Programs Licensure (AEPL)
This program leads to add-on certification to teach in alternative education settings.

Additional Information

*For students enrolled in the MSC&I (Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction, the previous master's program that was closed to new students as of March 2008), please see your advisor and refer to the graduate catalog that was in effect at the time that you were admitted to the program.