University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
Online Professional Development
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
You may qualify for financial assistance if you are accepted in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program and registered for a minimum of five credits per semester.
Stout University Foundation sponsors scholarships for graduate students
The courses are designed for educators interested in a graduate certificate professional development program, not a mathematics teaching license/certification.
Our students include:
Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date.
All courses are offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).
Yes, return later and combine the math specialist courses to fulfill the electives requirement in our online Master of Science in Education graduate degree.
No, you do not need to apply for graduate admission to the university unless you are beginning the Master of Science in Education graduate degree at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Yes, you may enroll in the courses to meet your goals for
is available until each session is filled or five business days before the course begins.
Completion of a bachelor's degree and a teaching license from an accredited institution
6 to 8 weeks
Yes, you may enroll in any course to renew a teaching license, for salary lane advancement, personal professional development and continuing education.
It is possible to skip a term or two between courses if that works better than taking the courses back to back.
Upon completion of the program and passing the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators in Mathematics (5732) with a qualifying score of 150, each student is mailed a signed certificate with the University of Wisconsin-Stout official seal titled "Graduate Certificate for Math Specialist."
If you have previously completed Praxis 5732, you may submit that documentation and are not required to retake the test.
You may also request an official University of Wisconsin-Stout transcript documenting the ten graduate credits.
"... for students balancing the jobs they must have with the advanced education they desire – a situation faced by most students today – completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ The Certificate Solution
Students may use Weebly, Google Sites, WordPress or another method to showcase their skills and knowledge. The ePortfolio is a major asset during job searches. Students are encouraged to provide a link to their ePortfolio in a cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile.
Students from 23 different countries have enrolled in the online program.
Department of Defense staff, veterans, military service members, and retired military working at the graduate level are encouraged to enroll. UW-Stout was selected as a Military Friendly School, and this honor places us in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.
Contact our Veteran Services staff with questions about educational benefits.
Upon completion of the program, elementary and middle school educators will be able to
"I learned things I was able to put to immediate use in my classroom, as well as the theory behind those techniques. We will all be better teachers because of these courses."
"The relevant readings and the websites and software I was introduced to are so useful in enhancing my math class. Many times I found myself thinking of the topic in a way I hadn't before."
"I'm a new teacher, and I learned many new useful ideas from teachers who have been in the profession for years."
"It was a nice mix of educators from elementary to high school. The overall online class environment was supportive and nurturing."
"It was so rewarding to work with teachers from all over the world."
"Creating usable, meaningful projects that are interdisciplinary and aligned with the standards."
"The practical application of the lessons activities was useful."
"It was helpful to share our ideas and projects with class members - we can adapt them for use in our classrooms (with permission, of course)."
"This program forced me to look at math in a better way than simply the drill and quiz method. I found it very enlightening and helpful!"
University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first university in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.