Applying for Graduate Study

Program Enrollment

A new Ed.D. Career and Technical Education cohort is enrolled and launched each fall. Applications for fall cohorts are accepted beginning September 1 of the previous year. Priority review of applications begins on March 15 of the cohort launch year. Applications received after that date will be reviewed by May 15 of the cohort launch year, with applications accepted until the cohort is full.


Non-Degree Seeking Ed.D. CTE

Applicants who desire to begin doctoral coursework during a Spring semester may elect to take courses which would apply toward the Ed.D. CTE elective curriculum (700 level or above). 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 Application Process

  »  Part One: Program Application

Your program application must contain the following items:

  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)

Completed applications must be submitted via email to the Student Services Coordinator. You may also contact the Student Services Coordinator for questions regarding program application.

Student Services Coordinator: Amy Patrick (Gullixson) | 715-232-2253


  »  Part Two: Graduate School Application

Graduate School applications must contain:

  1. Complete the online Graduate School Application:

  2. Pay the $56 non-refundable application fee

  3. 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

More information is available at the Graduate School website. Questions about applying to graduate school can be directed to or 715-232-2211.



Urs HaltinnerUrs Haltinner
Program Director


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