Executive Delivery

The Ed.D. in Career and Technical Education utilizes the accelerated, online, and hybrid delivery methods of the cohort-executive education model. All courses will be delivered using distance education technologies and non-traditional meeting times including online instruction and face-to-face weekends.

The curriculum includes 60 credits of required courses:

  • 16 credits offered in accelerated face-to face weekend format
  • 15 credits offered online
  • 9 credits offered in a hybrid format
  • 8 credits of electives in delivery method of choice
  • 12 dissertation credits completed independently, away from campus

For more information download the Ed.D. CTE Student Handbook.


Educational Cohorts

Once enrolled in the Ed.D. Career and Technical Education program, students progress through their education experience as a cohort. 

Cohorts range in size from 12-18 students, with an average student age of approximately 39 years.

The cohort design has proven to be a collaborative collegial community that works. Evidence are the program's high retention and persistence to dissertation defense.

classroom setting

Travel Frequency: Only Five Weekends Per Year

To best accommodate travel and planning, face-to-face sessions typically take place on the first weekend of the month, with one weekend per credit each term, e.g. a two credit course will meet two weekends; a three credit course three weekends, and so on. Typically these weekend sessions are 5 – 8 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For campus maps, travel directions, accommodations, and other helpful travel information visit our online Campus Guide.


Virtual Tour

UW-Stout has a picturesque campus located in beautiful Menomonie, Wisconsin. To view the campus and learn of its history you may wish to view the UW-Stout Virtual Tour.


From the CTE graduate students:


Daniel KovachUW-Stout’s CTE graduate programs’ blended instruction is the right balance of accessibility and quality instruction, while maintaining a personal and professional life as a student.

Daniel Kovach
, Information Technology Specialist, School District of Ashland



Urs HaltinnerUrs Haltinner
Program Director


Annual Cohort Acceptance

A new Ed.D. CTE 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. 

Ed.D. Student Handbook
Virtual Tour