Online Professional Development Education

Earn Graduate Credits - Online Certificates, Certifications, or Courses to Renew a License
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Online Certificate & Certification Programs

Online Master of Science (M.S.) in Education Degree

Use your certificate coursework as electives in the M.S. Education program. Take five additional core courses to earn your master's degree.

Learn More about the Degree & Financial Aid Options

For more information, email Dr. Amy Gullixson at gullixsona@uwstout.edu

Email Dr. Greg Matthias at matthiasg@uwstout.edu for details about our prior learning review to receive transfer credits.

Online Education Courses

Meet your goals for:

  • transitioning to a new career or position
  • license renewal/salary advancement
  • continuing education / professional development
  • graduate credits for transfer to another university

100% Online - No travel to campus required.

Review the list of individual online courses below that focus on:


Tuition

2023-2024: $476 per semester hour graduate credit

Registration

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All courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education degree and the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education degree.  

Assessment Online Courses

EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI) 
2 graduate credits *background check required
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 762 Leveraging Technology to Assess Student Learning
2 graduate credits
Spring: February 5 - March 13, 2024
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development 
3 graduate credits *background check required
Summer: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

Classroom Management Online Courses

EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior 
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 3 - July 26, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 8, 2024

EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students 
2 graduate credits
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 
3 graduate credits
June 3 - July 26, 2024

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools 
2 graduate credits
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 23 - November 1, 2024

EDUC 665 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management 
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 17 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 8, 2024

Differentiating Instruction Online Courses

EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior (Classroom Management)
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 3 - July 26, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 8

EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students 
2 graduate credits
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 
3 graduate credits
June 3 - July 26, 2024

EDUC 652 Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
2 graduate credits
Spring: March 18 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
2 graduate credits *background check required 
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

Educational Technology Online Courses

EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking
3 graduate credits

EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits

EDUC 761 Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Learning
2 graduate credits
Summer: May 6 - June 14, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

Ethics in Education

EDUC 755 Ethics and the Professional Educator
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 10 - August 4, 2024

Blended and Online Teaching & Training (BOTT) 

You may complete all four BOTT courses and earn a BOTT certificate.

EDUC 761 Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Learning
2 graduate credits
Summer: May 6 - June 14, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 762 Leveraging Technology to Assess Student Learning
2 graduate credits
Spring: February 5 - March 13, 2024
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 763 Designing for Blended and Online Environments
2 graduate credits
Spring: January 29 - March 8, 2024
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 30 - November 8

EDUC 764 Blended and Online Teaching & Training Capstone
1 graduate credit
Spring: March 18 - April 26, 2024
Summer: July 22 - August 30, 2024
Fall: November 11 - December 20, 2024

Instructional Design Courses and Certificate

You may complete all four instructional design online courses and earn an Instructional Design Certificate.

EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design 
3 graduate credits
Summer: April 29 - June 21, 2024
Fall: August 26 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 766 Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods 
3 graduate credits
Spring: March 4 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 24 - August 16, 2024
Fall: October 21 - December 13, 2024
Prerequisite: EDUC 765 

EDUC 767 Designing Computer-based Training (CBT) 
3 graduate credits
Summer: April 29 - June 21, 2024
Fall: August 26 - October 18, 2024
Prerequisite: EDUC 765 & EDUC 766

EDUC 768 Project Management for Instructional Development 
3 graduate credits
Spring: March 4 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 24 - August 16, 2024
Fall: October 21 - December 13, 2024
Prerequisite: EDUC 765, EDUC 766, & EDUC 767

All instructional design courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education and the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education and Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (MSICT)  degree programs.

Instructional Strategies Online Courses

EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking (across the curriculum)
3 graduate credits

EDUC 652 Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning 
2 graduate credits
Spring: March 18 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits

RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas K-12 
3 graduate credits
Summer: May 6 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

Reading and Literacy Online Courses and Reading Teacher Certification

You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license or complete all six online reading courses if you are pursuing Wisconsin #1316 Reading Teacher Certification Information. All courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education

RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12 
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas K-12 
3 graduate credits
Summer: May 6 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

RDGED 703 Children's Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5) 
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 9 - August 10, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12) 
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 9 - August 10, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties 
3 graduate credits *background check required
Spring: January 29 - April 5, 2024
Summer: May 28 - August 2, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development 
3 graduate credits *background check required
Summer: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024
NOTE: This course must be completed as a prerequisite for RDGED 707 Practicum in Reading Difficulties.

RDGED 707 Practicum in Reading Difficulties 
3 graduate credits  
Summer: May 6 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

Prerequisites: RDGED 701, RDGED 702, RDGED 703 or RDGED 704, RDGED 705, & RDGED 706, background check

Reading Specialist Online Courses and Reading Specialist Certification

You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license, or complete the following three online courses if you are pursuing a Wisconsin #5017 Reading Specialist Certification.

RDGED 720 Leading and Directing the Reading Program 
3 graduate credits-Only offered fall semesters 
September 16 - November 22, 2024

RDGED 721 Supporting Literacy Instruction 
3 graduate credits-Only offered spring semesters
Spring 2025: TBD

RDGED 722 Reading Specialist Field Experience 
3 graduate credits-Offered fall and spring semesters only *background check required
Spring: January 29 - April 26, 2024
Fall: September 9 - December 6, 2024

School Library Media Specialist Online Courses

EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
3 graduate credits

EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking (across the curriculum)
3 graduate credits

RDGED 703 Children's Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5)
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 9 - August 10, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 704 Young Adult (YA) Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12)
3 graduate credits
Summer: June 9 - August 10, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

Teaching Math Online Courses and Math Specialist Certificate

You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a license or complete four courses if you are pursuing the Math Specialist Graduate Certificate. The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education degree program.

EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI) 
2 graduate credits *background check required
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 19, 2024

EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Issues in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching 
3 graduate credits
Summer: July 1 - August 23, 2024
Fall: October 7 - December 7, 2024

EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math
Focus on Problem Solving In The Mathematics Classroom (Grades 5-8)
3 graduate credits
Spring: March 25 - May 17, 2024
Summer: July 1 - August 23, 2024
Fall: October 14 - December 6, 2024

EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists 
3 graduate credits
Spring: February 12 - April 5, 2024
Summer: June 17 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 3 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 663 Mathematics Specialist Field Experience 
2 graduate credits
Spring: April 8 - May 17, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25 or October 28 - December 6, 2024
Prerequisites: EDUC 648, EDUC 661 or EDUC 659, & EDUC 662, background check, course offered fall & spring semesters only