Applying for Graduate Study

Fall 2015 Cohort
The next Ed.D. CTE cohort will begin in Fall 2015. Applications for the 2015 cohort will be accepted starting on September 1. Priority review of applications received begin on March 15, 2015.  Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed by May 15, 2015 and remain open until the cohort is full.

Non-Degree Seeking Ed.D. CTE
Applicants who desire to begin doctoral coursework in a Spring semester may elect to take courses which would apply to the Ed.D. CTE elective curriculum (700 level or above) portion of the program. Applicants who choose this path with be entered as a non-degree seeking Ed.D. CTE student; meaning they are taking coursework, but are not officially admitted to the program. In March of the Spring semester, the non-degree seeking students will need to apply to the Ed.D. CTE program with the intent, if program admission is granted, for those credits to transfer into the program.


Ed.D. CTE Program Application (Part 1 of 2)

Completed applications should be emailed to Amy Patrick, Student Services Coordinator at Questions about the program application can also be directed to Amy at the same email address or by phone at 715-232-2253.

  1. Curriculum Vita/Resume

  2. Letter of Application

  3. Writing Sample:
    1. Personal and professional goals
    2. Address commitment to the cohort: How will you adjust your schedule to allow for three years of cohort, doctoral program study?
    3. Address why this degree is a good fit for you: How do your professional and personal goals align with the mission and discipline of Career and Technical Education? (APA format required)
    4. Address your ability to work collaboratively and contribute positively in a cohort environment. Describe what positive collaboration means to you; show evidence of past experiences.
  1. Two Letters of Reference (one from a supervisor)


Graduate School Application (Part 2 of 2)

Questions about applying to graduate school can be directed to or 715-232-2211. You can learn more at the Graduate School website.

  1. Complete the online Graduate School Application
  1.  Pay a $56 non-refundable application fee
  1. Submit official:
    1. Baccalaureate transcripts showing the degree awarded.
    2. Graduate transcripts for any graduate work attempted or completed

      NOTE: If you graduated or will be graduating from Stout there is no need to submit your UW-Stout transcripts.

      Submit transcripts to:

      UW-Stout Graduate School
      208 Robert S. Swanson Library Learning Center
      Menomonie, WI  54751

Customized Instruction

The program will be offered exclusively as a customized instruction program for non-traditional students. Customized programs are designed specifically for adults unable to attend on campus during the typical teaching day. Coursework will be delivered online, weekends, or evenings, and all students will be charged the customized instruction tuition rate for all of their coursework regardless of where they reside. This customized instruction tuition will pay for the entire cost of instruction.