UW-Stout's M.S. degree in Career and Technical Education is designed for teachers, coordinators and administrators who focus on preparing people for successful careers in secondary, postsecondary and adult education, as well as private sector training programs. 

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This program provides students the opportunity to build a solid knowledge base that supports further discipline-specific understanding along with the development of leadership skills. People who complete this degree often work in leadership positions within education or business and industry.

The M.S. CTE program is designed for the working adult:

  • Courses delivered online and face-to-face, throughout the year
  • Weekend and evening courses available
  • Program can be completed fully online
  • Complete the program in as little as two years
  • Financial aid options available: including student loans, scholarships, and graduate assistantships



From the CTE graduate students:

"The completion of my degree has affected me in several ways. As a returning adult student, it was a personal accomplishment. I am more confident in my ability to perform in the classroom as well as being an example to others of life long learning. I also feel that I am more prepared to compete in today's workforce with my degree."

Jacqueline Newman, M.S.

"I was able to complete my graduate degree in a minimal amount of time. Classes were offered in various locations, making it easy to attend. Internet class and video classes were a plus."

Patrice Wisneski, M.S.


Deanna SchultzDeanna Schultz, Ph.D.
Program Director


Year-round Enrollment

Applications are accepted at any time, but preferably at least one month prior to the beginning of the semester. 

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