Master of Science in Education


$524 Per Credit

UW-Stout’s Master of Science degree in Education is a 30-credit master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals. The 18 core credits focus on teaching and learning with an action research project embedded in the two research courses.

Program Description

The 12 elective credits allow students to select courses within an interest area, mix and match courses from several areas, earn a reading teacher license or a professional certificate:

  • Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist License
  • Instructional Design Certificate Certificate
  • Blended and Online Teaching & Training
  • Elementary or Middle School Instructional Strategies
  • Mathematics Specialist Certificate
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

This program is for:

  • Previously or currently licensed teachers seeking professional development in an accredited Master’s program.
  • Instructors at post-secondary institutions seeking a master’s degree in professional development who do not require K-12 certification.
  • Instructors in business and industry or other community-based settings.

Career Opportunities

You will be pleasantly surprised at the rewards an M.S. in Education will bring you. If you are currently teaching, your investment in education may make you eligible for an increase in salary or qualify you for advancements. Many teaching positions require at least a master’s degree, so you may have more teaching opportunities. You should also:

  • become a more successful instructor
  • find more confidence in your teaching
  • be able to employ new techniques in your classroom
  • enable people to learn

Many jobs are posted on the American Association for Employment in Education, Inc.

You can also check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook which offers current information for the education job market.


To be admitted with full status to this program, the applicant must (1) hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; (2) have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75, or an average of at least 2.90 in the last one-half of the undergraduate work. Applicants with an overall grade point average ranging from 2.5 to 2.75 may be considered for probationary admission. Enrollment is open throughout the year.

Applicants must provide both the Graduate School application form and the M.S. in Education program application form, including documents identified on the forms.

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