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Master's in Education

School of Education Master’s in Education Degree

Graduate Degree

Enhance your career as an educator

Are you looking to advance your career? Would you like to invest in your professional development? The master’s in education degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is perfect for anyone who is looking to expand and strengthen their teaching and curriculum skills. The UWSP Master of Science in Education (MSE) program is designed to provide students with a flexible and comprehensive educational experience in the field of education. This program is suitable for both current educators looking to further their expertise and individuals interested in pursuing a career in education.

Career Opportunities

  • classroom teacher
  • educational setting with students
  • educational setting with other teachers
  • working with people with disabilities in a nonprofit or for-profit organization
Master's in Education

Why choose the Master’s in Education program at UW-Stevens Point?

At UW-Stevens Point, we have experienced faculty teaching online, interactive classes that will provide opportunities for you to examine and enrich your personal and professional goals.

  • courses are 100% online
  • you can earn an additional teaching license/certification while completing your master’s
  • experienced and passionate faculty teaching our courses
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Graduate Certificate

Equity and Inclusion in Education

The Graduate Certificate in Equity and Inclusion in Education consists of 12-credits of coursework as well as a train-the-trainer capstone experience (EDSU 790/EDSU 990). The course work explores systems, structures, policies, practices, and attitudes to create a more equitable and inclusive learning environment, culminating with an action-oriented project. This certificate is designed for students in the educational sustainability doctoral program that want a concentration in education for equity and inclusion.

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Who Should Apply?

I have a teaching license

Choose from a variety of elective courses, or consider adding an add-on licensure/certificate to complete within your master’s program. We have add-on programs in early childhood special education, cross categorical special education, gifted and talented education, health education, adapted physical education, family and consumer sciences, and reading.

I don’t hold a teaching license

For students who do not hold a teaching license but would like to earn one during their time at UW-Stevens Point, you can combine the master’s in education degree with one of our accelerated licensure/certification programs. We currently offer initial licensure/certification programs in special education, elementary education and family and consumer science.

I’m just here for the Master’s

Although most of our master’s degree students are licensed teachers, we also have students who are health care providers, athletic trainers, wellness professionals and business leaders. If you are interested in education, have a bachelor’s degree, and a desire to learn in a supportive environment then you should apply! A teaching license is not required.

By the Numbers

US Dollars450
Per Credit +Fees


30 graduate credits

Below are two sample graduation plans; visit the Course Catalog for complete information.

In addition to coursework, master’s students will need to complete a comprehensive portfolio* to graduate. This portfolio will include artifacts and reflections from coursework in the program. The portfolio allows students to develop an organized collection of work and thinking that demonstrate content mastery, growth, and evidence that candidates are self-directed and reflective practitioners.

Students pursuing reading licensure should follow the directions for the Reading Portfolio given to them through their coursework and adviser.

*A master’s thesis option is also available in lieu of the comprehensive portfolio.

“Dr. Logan was awesome – she was excited and passionate about her content area and she was helpful, connected, and engaged. We had helpful lectures and slides to help with the reading from the assigned text, and we showed our learning in a variety of ways – discussions, Padlets, slides presentations, a book project, etc. It was rigorous, but I knew what was expected and I felt supported (and excited about the material!).”
Abigail Hofmeister

How much will it cost?

Tuition rates are estimated and subject to change.
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Tuition and Costs

We recognize that cost is essential when determining which program is best for you. Tuition, segregated fees, and a distance education fee combine to determine the program’s total cost, and each item is priced on a per-credit basis. There is an additional $25 administrative fee per semester of enrollment. For questions about tuition or more information, please reach out to Student Financial Services.

Students working towards their master’s in education degree, are considered degree-seeking and are eligible for financial aid.

Are you Ready to Apply?

To apply to this program, please follow the steps below.

  1. Apply to the School of Education and submit
    1. All unofficial transcripts (including transfer credits) 
    2. Letter of Intent 
    3. Resume 
    4. Teaching license (If applicable) 
  2. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will apply to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a degree seeking student
  3. Once you have been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will be emailed instructions to set up your student account and register for classes. 

Give Us a Try!

Do you want to just take one course or try out the program? You can register as a student with graduate special status. As a graduate special student you can enroll in graduate-level courses and receive graduate credit for teacher certification requirements or for personal enrichment. A maximum of 9 credits can apply toward a master’s degree provided they are approved by your adviser and fit within the seven-year time period. If you decide to pursue a master’s degree, it is in your best interest to change your status to graduate-regular as soon as possible.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our instructors consistently achieve exemplary ratings and strive to utilize innovative instructional strategies in an online environment. We are available to assist our students and care deeply about their needs.
Sydney Bueno

Sydney Bueno

  • Associate Professor – Special Education
  • Director – School of Education Graduate Programs
  • Liaison – Project Search
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
Lynda Fernholz

Lynda Fernholz

  • Assistant Dean – School of Education
  • Professor – Literacy
  • Faculty Co-Adviser – Aspiring Educators
  • Faculty Adviser – Student Chapter Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas
Rayvn Knipple

Rayvn Knipple

  • Graduate Programs Assistant – School of Education
  • CPS University Staff Common Council Representative
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“Taking classes with other teachers from our district was really meaningful for me. I met teachers from other schools that I would otherwise not know; we supported each other and learned from each other.”
Andrea Marty, M.S. ’20Stevens Point Area Public School District
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DPI Accreditation

UW-Stevens Point’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.