Applying for Graduate Study

Program Requirements

The Ideal Candidate: Students enrolling in this program should have experience as instructors, faculty, staff or leaders within CTE (Career and Technical Education) and/or workforce education, including public and private training, human resource development and support services.

Applying for Graduate Study

Cohorts: Ed.D. CTE cohorts begin every fall semester. Applications are accepted starting on September 1, with a priority review of applications received beginning in March. Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed by May 15 and remain open until the cohort is full.

Non-Degree Seeking Ed.D. CTE

Applicants who desire to begin doctoral coursework in a spring semester may elect to take courses that apply to the Ed.D. CTE elective curriculum (700 level or above) portion of the program. Applicants choosing this path with enter as a non-degree seeking Ed.D. CTE students; 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 their program plan.


Ed.D. CTE Application Process

  »  Part One: Program Application

Completed applications must be emailed to Amy Gullixson, Student Services Coordinator at Questions about the program application can also be directed to Amy at the same email address or by phone at 715-232-2253.

The application materials consist of:

  1. Curriculum Vita/Resume

  2. Letter of Application

  3. Fit and Personal Commitment:

    1. State your personal and professional goals, how you align with The Ideal Candidate Statement (see above). Why/how is this degree is a good fit for you?

    2. Address commitment to the cohort: How will you adjust your schedule to allow for three years of cohort doctoral program study?

    3. Address your ability to work collaboratively and contribute positively in a cohort environment. Describe what positive collaboration means to you; illustrate through evidence of past experiences.

  1. 800 to 1,000 Word Essay, Writing Sample (Conforms to current APA format):

    1. Identify and discuss a problem, opportunity, idea, trend or practice within the scope of Career & Technical Education/Workforce Development. Articulate a point of view and support it with evidence.
  2. Two Letters of Reference (one from a supervisor)


  »  Part Two: Graduate School Application

Questions about applying to gradate school can be directed to or 715-232-2211. You can learn more at the Graduate School website.

  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
      200 Main Street East
      Menomonie, WI, 54751



Urs HaltinnerUrs Haltinner
Program Director


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