Professional Development for Educators


Link to the Distance Education Certificate ProgramDistance Education Certificate Program (UW Division of Continuing Studies)
UW-Madison Distance Education Certificate Programs offers convenience and options to tailor courses and projects to meet students' needs. Students will gain proven approaches and best practices for success and skills they can put to use immediately.

eop iconEducation Outreach and Partnerships (EOP)
EOP strives to provide quality learning opportunities by creating sustainable partnerships within the broad community of educational organizations, professionals and learners. The office houses three divisions: Precollege OPTIONS, which provides a continuum of educational experiences that support the needs of a broad range of diverse students through innovative and culturally relevant programming; the Professional Learning Team, which develops, facilitates and supports currently practicing PreK-12 educators by offering a variety of professional learning opportunities; and the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), which nurtures Wisconsin's most academically talented students by providing programs that support, motivate, and challenge them.

MSPE logoMaster of Science for Professional Educators (MSPE)
MSPE is offered through the Department of Educational Psychology. It integrates courses from three departments in the School of Education – Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, leading to a Master of Science in Educational Psychology degree. Practicing educators can complete this 30-credit master’s degree program in two years.  Designed with the professional educator’s schedule in mind, MSPE offers 90 percent of its courses online.

PSN logoPartner School Network (PSN)
PSN develops cooperative relationships among schools, school districts, and the University to ensure that pre-service teachers have top quality preparation through high quality clinical experiences and coursework intimately connected to today’s classrooms.