Program Overview

At University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Education Specialist degree in Career and Technical Education is intended to prepare leaders for secondary and post-secondary schools, and in business and industry, by providing further expertise in teaching, mentoring, coordination, training and supervision. Degree coursework and experiences fall into three general areas of study: professional education, applied research, and business and industry. Individual programs covering these categories are planned jointly by the student and the program director. Skills, knowledge and aptitudes required to achieve student goals are matched with graduate level learning experiences including coursework and seminars that utilize UW-Stout's state-of-the-art facilities. Off-campus learning may be facilitated through internships, outreach courses, independent study, distance education and a field study. Theory is applied through real-life problems in education, business and industry. Program flexibility enables students to pursue individual career emphasis in the areas of: Leadership and Supervision, Technology Applications, Safety and Environmental Control, and Manufacturing.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    The University of Wisconsin-Stout was founded by Mr. James Huff Stout as a set of vocational training schools in Menomonie, beginning in 1891. The schools formed an independent institute in 1908 and then came under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of State Colleges in 1955. In 1971, Stout was designated by the Board of Regents as one of only two special mission universities in the UW System. Stout was to offer focused programs "related to professional careers in industry, technology, home economics, applied art and the helping professions." In March 2007, UW-Stout was designated "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University" by the UW System Board of Regents.

    UW-Stout offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and certificates from the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
    • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
    • College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Hospitality Leadership
    • School of Art and Design
    • Graduate School

    UW-Stout also offers an extensive array of online degrees and certificates through the department of Distance Education.

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