Archive | February 2013

UW-Stout’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Career and Technical Education

From Madison, at the UW Board of Regents Meeting
In a unanimous vote, the Education Committee, as did the full Board of Regents, approved the proposed Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Career and Technical Education at UW-Stout. This is the first professional doctorate in Education at a UW System comprehensive institution.
Interim Provost Jackie Weissenburger told Regents that the program is a career-oriented doctorate – sometimes referred to as a “workforce doctorate” – that fits in well with UW-Stout’s career-focused, polytechnic mission. The three-year, 60-credit program will be geared toward working professionals who need an advanced degree to take on leadership roles in career and technical education, said Weissenburger.
“From the technical colleges’ perspective, this (program) is needed. I encourage strong support,” said Regent Mark Tyler, who is also president of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.
Two technical college presidents added their support. Dr. Bob Meyer, president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – the state’s largest technical college in terms of geographical range – emphasized how much the program is needed in western Wisconsin. Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College in southeast Wisconsin, told his personal story of having to commute weekly to the University of Minnesota over a period of seven years to earn his Ed.D because the degree was not offered in Wisconsin. He said he had a “deep respect for a hybrid program” that would get students through in three years.
Dr. Carol Mooney has spent countless hours compiling research, outlining needs, gaining support, and navigating the required paperwork to be able to have this doctoral degree approved. We would like to thank her for her dedication to her students, UW-Stout, and the field of Career and Technical Education.
Please visit the UW-Stout News Release for the complete article.
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Announcing MS CTE Central Wisconsin Cohort

Now accepting students for Fall 2013!

This dynamic program is delivered online and through on-site courses conveniently scheduled on some weekends in the Central Wisconsin area at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin. Designed for teachers, coordinators, and administrators who provide workforce training and development while serving from positions in secondary, postsecondary community or technical colleges, higher education and private sector training programs.

Students will progress through the program as part of a cohort group. Students will complete courses each term (Fall, WinTerM, Spring, Summer Session) and complete the program in two years. The program will run Fall 2013 – Summer 2015. The MS CTE Cohort is presented by UW-Stout and hosted by the UW-Stout CTE Ambassador at Northcentral Technical College with support from the UW-Stout CTE Ambassadors at Mid-State Technical College and Nicolet College.

Benefits
  • Courses held conveniently online or on weekends in your area
  • Financial Aid available when registered for at least 5 credits a semester
  • Incorporate WTCS teaching certification into degree plan
Program Highlights
  • Courses are delivered by experienced, full-time faculty
  • Complete your master’s degree in two years
  • Program designed for working professionals
What Our Graduates are Saying

“My experience is a prime example of just how beneficial and highly recognized UW-Stout’s MS CTE Program is within the technical and community college system and beyond. The program gave me the skills, the knowledge and the support to fast forward my career and technical education career and land a job even before graduation. I recommend UW-Stout’s MS CTE Cohort Program to all technical and community college instructors and administrators as well as to secondary career and technical education stakeholders.”
Kinga Jacobson | 2011 UW-Stout MS CTE Cohort Graduate
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Faculty Development Consultant

For More Information

Visit the UW-Stout MS CTE Central Wisconsin Cohort website.

Attend the Open House: Wednesday, March 6, 4:00-7:00 pm at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, WI. Email JoDee Mittlestadt for additional information.

If you have questions, we welcome you to contact:

Dr. Carol Mooney
UW-Stout MS and EdS CTE Program Director and Professor
mooneyc@uwstout.edu | 715.232.1444

Devon VandenHeuvel
UW-Stout Ambassador at Nicolet College
dvandenh@nicoletcollege.edu | 715.369.3851

Peter-Jon Rudquist
UW-Stout Ambassador at Mid-State Technical College
peter-jon.rudquist@mstc.edu | 715.422.5429

Bradley Schinker
UW-Stout Ambassador at Northcentral Technical College
Schinker@ntc.edu | 715.573.4455