The Master of Education - Professional Development Initial Certification Program is not taking applications at this time

General Information

The Master of Education – Professional Development Initial Certification option is for students possessing a baccalaureate degree who wish to obtain licensure to teach while simultaneously earning a Master of Education degree. The program is dedicated to preparing teachers who are active and inquiring learners, leaders, and community members. Students work with faculty advisors to plan graduate programs that meet licensure requirements in certifiable major and minor content areas, in addition to ensuring completion of the ME-PD required core coursework.

Admission requirements (from the 2010-2012 graduate catalog)

Students must:
1.  Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
2.  Have earned a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.85 for all coursework completed.
3.  Have earned passing scores on the PPST, (Reading – 175, Mathematics – 173, Writing – 174) submitted to the
     College of Liberal Studies (CLS) directly through the PPST examination center.

Submit the following materials to the UW-L Office of Graduate Studies:

- $56 non-refundable application fee- checks made out to UW-L Admissions
- Official transcripts from each institution attended sent to UW-L Admissions
- A completed Application for Graduate Studies (online at
http://apply.wisconsin.edu/).


Contact Information

Dr. Carol Angell
Interim Director
300A Thomas Morris Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

The Master of Education -Professional Development Initial Certification Program is not taking applications at this time