The University of Wisconsin-Superior
offers a graduate program which leads to the Master of Science in
Education (M.S.E.) Degree in Instruction with two formats: the
M.S.E.-Instruction with a concentration in a selected field
(Strand A) and the M.S.E.-Instruction with a specialization in a
selected field (Strand B). The faculty contact person for this
program is Dr. Wendy Kropid, Associate Professor of Teacher
Education, McCaskill 126 (715-394-8240); firstname.lastname@example.org
Master of Science in Education - Instruction
The M.S.E.-Instruction reflects the philosophy and standards of INTASC and of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. See the listing of the Propositions of the National Board below.
The M.S.E.-Instruction is based on the needs of the professional classroom teacher. The first of these needs deals with the nature of the profession. This area includes an in-depth understanding of the theoretical bases of education and the research that supports these theoretical bases. A second major area contributes to a thorough understanding of the processes and practices of learning and assessment of learning. Since there are no major fields of study that remain static, a third major component consists of strengthening and updating individual pedagogical and content areas. Even the best-prepared baccalaureate degree-holders soon find their knowledge and understanding in need of renewal. Coursework will support Wisconsin teachers in completing the license renewal process under PI 34.
Applicants must meet requirements for admission to Graduate Studies as prescribed in the university catalog.
A student may not apply more than eight semester hours of graduate work taken prior to admission to the M.S.E.-Instruction toward the completion of this degree.
Upon admission to the M.S.E.-Instruction Program the student will be assigned a program advisor in the Teacher Education Department. The student and this faculty program advisor will develop a plan for the completion of the student's degree.
Strand A is designed to emphasize the pedagogical aspects of teaching. In addition to those components listed above, it addresses the application of the elements of instruction, the use of technology and materials, an understanding of the development of curriculum, and a systems approach to instructional design.
Coursework for Strand A:
In consultation with the advisor, the student will complete electives in an area of concentration to complete a total of 30 credits.
Concentration electives in Strand A could reflect the student's teaching field or be within an area of instruction and/or learning that will enhance the student's teaching. It will be developed with the advice and approval of the student's program advisor.
Strand B of the M.S.E.-Instruction is designed to emphasize greater competence in a particular area such as science, writing, mathematics, technology use, classroom management, etc. It may be organized through a specific school district, identifying Continuing Education or other graduate courses that meet particular identified needs.
Coursework for Strand B:
In consultation with the faculty advisor, the student will complete an area of specialization to total 30 credits.
For Strand B the specific plan will be developed with the advice and approval of the student's program advisor and a faculty consultant from the selected field.
In either strand it is advisable for students to enter the research course (TED 750) with an idea about an issue they wish to pursue; TED 734 and TED 745 can help generate research foci. In TED 750 the student researches and describes in detail the independent project to be pursued during enrollment in TED 752 with a selected research advisor.
1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning:
2. Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students:
3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning:
4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experiences:
5. Teachers are members of learning communities: