UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Master of Science in Education in Professional Development connects educators with theory, practice, and application. Using a learning community model to foster inquiry, self-reflection, collaborative learning and independent learning, teachers will build their skills in supporting unique learner needs and overall student achievement.
Graduates of this degree program will experience transformational growth in their understanding of the learner, the learning process and their practice. As educational leaders, they will become change agents promoting equity and growth opportunities for their colleagues. Their new proficiencies will transform schools and classrooms through their development as educational practitioners, researchers, and scholars.
First Fall Term:
Learning in Community: Collaboration and Reflection
Introduction to Educational Research
First Spring Term:
Cultivating Social Justice and Equity
Educational Action Research Methods and Practice
Independent Experiential Learning Seminar or Elective
Second Fall Term:
The Learner: Knowledge Construction and Meeting the Unique Needs of Students
The Learning Process: Construction of Effective Learning Environments
Second Spring Term:
The Profession: Current Trends & the Teacher-Leader
In addition to the graduate student Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit a one-page, personal letter of intent that includes:
Please note that this program is specifically designed for practicing teachers and that all courses are completed in a cohort fashion. As such, previously obtained graduate credits will not be accepted into this program.
Mobilize interest in forming a community by scheduling an open house in your area. Contact Pamela Bowen for information on upcoming visits or to request one for your school or school district.
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