Online Professional Development Education

Earn Graduate Credits - Online Certificates, Certifications or Courses to Renew a License
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Take Your Career in Instruction Further. 

Whether you're looking to take your career in teaching or instruction to the next level or bring your industry knowledge to the profession, professional development plays a critical role in the careers of teachers and instructors. UW-Stout's online courses are designed to enhance your expertise in foundational and leading-edge disciplines while offering you the flexibility to succeed at your own pace, on your own terms.

Earn Your Master of Science (M.S.) in Education Online.

Use your certificate coursework as electives in the M.S. Education program. Take five additional core courses to earn your master's degree. For more information, email Dr. Amy Gullixson at gullixsona@uwstout.edu.

To earn transfer credits, email Dr. Greg Matthias at matthiasg@uwstout.edu for details about our prior learning review.

M.S. Education

Take your career in education further and enhance your impact on students' lives.
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Take Online Education Courses. 100% Online. No Travel Required.

Our online courses offer the perfect opportunity to transition to a new career or position; renew your license and increase your salary; pursue continuing education/professional development; or earn graduate credits that transfer to another university.

2023-2024 Tuition: $476 (per graduate credit)

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All courses are approved electives in the M.S. Education and the M.S. Career & Technical Education programs.

Assessment Courses

EDUC 648 - Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI) 
Graduate Credits: 2 (Background Check Required)
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 762 - Leveraging Technology to Assess Student Learning
Graduate Credits: 2
Spring: February 5 - March 13, 2024
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

RDGED 706 - Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Language Development 
Graduate Credits: 3 (Background Check Required)
Summer: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

Artificial Intelligence Courses

EDUC 796 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for Educators
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: July 1 - August 23
Fall: October 21 - December 13

Blended and Online Teaching & Training (BOTT) Courses & Cert

Complete all four BOTT courses and earn the BOTT certificate.

EDUC 761 - Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Learning
Graduate Credits: 2
Summer: May 6 - June 14, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 762 - Leveraging Technology to Assess Student Learning
Graduate Credits: 2
Spring: February 5 - March 13, 2024
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 763 - Designing for Blended and Online Environments
Graduate Credits: 2
Spring: January 29 - March 8, 2024
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 30 - November 8

EDUC 764 - Blended and Online Teaching & Training Capstone
Graduate Credit: 1
Spring: March 18 - April 26, 2024
Summer: July 22 - August 30, 2024
Fall: November 11 - December 20, 2024

Blended and Online Teaching & Training Certificate

Learn how to design and deliver effective blended and online learning experiences
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Classroom Management Courses

EDUC 655 - Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 3 - July 26, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 8, 2024

EDUC 640 - Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students 
Graduate Credits: 2
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 645 - School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 3 - July 26, 2024

EDUC 656 - Bullying in Schools 
Graduate Credits: 2
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 23 - November 1, 2024

EDUC 665 - Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 17 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 8, 2024

Differentiating Instruction Courses

EDUC 655 - Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior (Classroom Management)
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 3 - July 26, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 8

EDUC 640 - Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students 
Graduate Credits: 2
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 645 - School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 3 - July 26, 2024

EDUC 652 - Accessibility & Universal Design for Learning
Graduate Credits: 2
Spring: March 18 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 648 - Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
Graduate Credits: 2 (Background Check Required
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

Educational Technology Courses

EDUC 664 - Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking
Graduate Credits: 3

EDUC 660 - Teaching for Creativity & Innovation: The Maker Culture
Graduate Credits: 3

EDUC 761 - Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Learning
Graduate Credits: 2
Summer: May 6 - June 14, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 796 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for Educators
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: July 1 - August 23
Fall: October 21 - December 13

Ethics in Education Courses

EDUC 755 - Ethics & the Professional Educator
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 10 - August 4, 2024

Instructional Design Courses & Certificate

You can complete all four instructional design online courses and earn an Instructional Design Certificate.

EDUC 765 - Trends & Issues in Instructional Design 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: April 29 - June 21, 2024
Fall: August 26 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 766 - Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods 
Prerequisite: EDUC 765 
Graduate Credits: 3
Spring: March 4 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 24 - August 16, 2024
Fall: October 21 - December 13, 2024

EDUC 767 - Designing Computer-based Training (CBT) 
Prerequisites: EDUC 765 & EDUC 766
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: April 29 - June 21, 2024
Fall: August 26 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 768 - Project Management for Instructional Development 
Prerequisites: EDUC 765, EDUC 766 & EDUC 767
Graduate Credits: 3
Spring: March 4 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 24 - August 16, 2024
Fall: October 21 - December 13, 2024

All instructional design courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education and the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education and Master of Science in Information and Communication Technologies (MSICT)  degree programs.

Instructional Design Certificate

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Instructional Strategies Courses

EDUC 664 - Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking (across the curriculum)
Graduate Credits: 3

EDUC 652 - Accessibility & Universal Design for Learning 
Graduate Credits: 3
Spring: March 18 - April 26, 2024
Summer: June 10 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 660 - Teaching for Creativity & Innovation: The Maker Culture
Graduate Credits: 3

EDUC 796 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for Educators
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: July 1 - August 23
Fall: October 21 - December 13

RDGED 702 - Reading in the Content Areas K-12 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: May 6 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

Reading/Literacy Courses & Reading Teacher Certification

You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license or complete all six online reading courses if you are pursuing Wisconsin #1316 Reading Teacher Certification Information. All courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education

RDGED 701 - Developmental Reading K-12 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

RDGED 702 - Reading in the Content Areas K-12 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: May 6 - July 19, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

RDGED 703 - Children's Literature in the Reading Program (Grades K-5) 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 10 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 704 - Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (Grades 6-12) 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 10 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 705 - Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties 
Graduate Credits: 3 (Background Check Required)
Spring: January 29 - April 5, 2024
Summer: May 28 - August 2, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 706 - Assessment & Evaluation of Reading and Language Development 
Graduate Credits: 3 (Background Check Required)
Summer: June 3 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 707 - Practicum in Reading Difficulties 
Prerequisites: RDGED 701, RDGED 702, RDGED 703 or RDGED 704, RDGED 705 & RDGED 706
Graduate Credits: 3 (Background Check Required)
Summer: May 6 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

Reading Teacher Certification

Advance your teaching career, complete your Wisconsin #1316 reading teacher certification online in 12 months.
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Reading Specialist Courses & Certification

You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license, or complete the following three online courses if you are pursuing a Wisconsin #5017 Reading Specialist Certification.

RDGED 720 - Leading & Directing the Reading Program 
Graduate Credits: 3 
Fall: September 16 - November 22, 2024

RDGED 721 - Supporting Literacy Instruction 
Graduate Credits: 3
Spring 2025: TBD

RDGED 722 - Reading Specialist Field Experience 
Graduate Credits: 3 (Background Check Required)
Spring: January 29 - April 26, 2024
Fall: September 9 - December 6, 2024

Reading Specialist Certification

Complete your Wisconsin Reading Specialist #5017 certification. 100% Online. Only three courses if you have a Master's degree and a reading teacher license.
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School Library Media Specialist Courses

EDUC 660 - Teaching for Creativity & Innovation: The Maker Culture
Graduate Credits: 3

EDUC 664 - Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking (across the curriculum)
Graduate Credits: 3

RDGED 703 - Children's Literature in the Reading Program (Grades K-5)
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 10 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

RDGED 704 - Young Adult (YA) Literature in the Reading Program (Grades 6-12)
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: June 10 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 9 - November 15, 2024

Teaching Math Courses & Math Specialist Certificate

You can enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a license or complete four courses if you are pursuing the Math Specialist Graduate Certificate. The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education degree program.

EDUC 648 - Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI) 
Graduate Credits: 2 (Background Check Required)
Summer: June 3 - July 12, 2024
Fall: September 9 - October 18, 2024

EDUC 661 - Advanced Trends & Issues in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching 
Graduate Credits: 3
Summer: July 1 - August 23, 2024
Fall: October 7 - December 6, 2024

EDUC 659 - Methods of Teaching Middle School Math
Focus on Problem Solving In The Mathematics Classroom (Grades 5-8)
Graduate Credits: 3
Spring: March 25 - May 17, 2024
Summer: June 3 - July 26, 2024
Fall: October 14 - December 6, 2024

EDUC 662 - Leadership for Math Specialists 
Graduate Credits: 3
Spring: February 12 - April 5, 2024
Summer: June 17 - August 9, 2024
Fall: September 3 - October 25, 2024

EDUC 663 - Mathematics Specialist Field Experience 
Prerequisites: EDUC 648, EDUC 661 or EDUC 659; EDUC 662
Graduate Credits: 2 (Background Check Required)
Spring: April 8 - May 17, 2024
Fall: September 16 - October 25 or October 28 - December 6, 2024
 

Math Specialist Certificate

Complete your certificate in 12 months 100% online. Advance your teaching career as a math specialist or math coach.
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Request More Information About Online Courses.

If you have registration questions or need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, request information online or email Online Professional Development. One of our program advisers will email you today.

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