ME-PD Program Options

Welcome to the Master of Education - Professional Development program at UW-La Crosse. The ME-PD program is founded on a history of improving the quality of education throughout the state of Wisconsin while remaining absolutely dedicated to meeting the individual needs of its graduate students. Hundreds of ME-PD program graduates are delivering best practices in education for Pre K-12 students within Wisconsin and throughout the United States. As one of the cornerstones of the School of Education, the ME-PD program strives to develop within its graduates commitment to the teaching profession, profound respect for the dignity of all learners, and professional competencies that enable them to be effective teachers and responsible citizens in a diverse and dynamic world.

Of special note is the fact that UW-L ranked third among Midwest Regional Public Master's Universities in "America's Best Colleges" U.S. News & World Report, 2007 Guide Book. We invite you to investigate further which ME-PD program option best fits your needs for your own professional journey.

Learning Community Option
Patricia Markos, Ph.D., Director, ME-PD Learning Community

The Learning Community Option is designed for certified teachers as well as professionals from other fields seeking to meet desired professional advancement goals or graduate students wishing to pursue a master's degree for other career goals.  The ME-PD Learning Community Option does not grant teacher certification/licensure. Please click on the Learning Community Option for additional information. 

Initial Certification Option
Carol Angell, Ph.D., Interim Director, ME-PD Initial Certification
The Initial Certification Option is not accepting applications at this time.