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.

UW Crest with PLACE in block letters Professional Learning and Community Education (PLACE) PLACE develops, facilitates, and supports learning opportunities for K-12 educators, administrators, school and district leaders, artists, community members who work with youth, and students of all ages. We strive to create flexible, high-quality, accessible programs that empower teachers, students, and community members in Wisconsin and the world.

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.