Individual programs are planned jointly by the student and the graduate program director to emphasize both theory and application: Skills, knowledge, and aptitudes required to achieve the students' individual career goals are matched with graduate level learning experiences including coursework and seminars that utilize UW-Stout's state-of-the-art facilities. Off-campus learning may be facilitated through internships, outreach courses, independent study, distance education and self-paced courses.

The program requires core courses in preparation for research with an additional 12-14 credits in one of the following concentration areas:

  • Teaching
    Includes course work on learning styles, authentic evaluation methods, curriculum development, and teaching methods and strategies. Technical and occupationally oriented coursework can also be selected to update and expand knowledge and skills in these areas.
  • Career and Technical Education Coordinator
    This Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approved concentration provides the background typically needed to work with administration on the secondary level.
  • Administration
    Students receive a background in supervision, quality principles, staff development, group leadership, and team based management in preparation to be department head coordinators or administrators.
  • Marketing and Business Education Teachers and Coordinators
    Teachers and coordinators in marketing education can both update and expand their knowledge of teaching strategies and marketing-related concepts.