Professional Studies in Education

We want success for every child!

At IPSE, we envision a world where all educators empathetically build more authentic, diverse, and impactful relationships as they prepare our next generation of caring servant leaders.

We feel a deep responsibility to create a world where every child can learn and find happiness from chasing their dreams and passions.
We work to passionately build a dynamic, connected, and inspired community of learners dedicated to transforming the profession of education.
We envision our graduates are defined by their desire to inspire those around them to live caring and meaningful lives.
                                   View our full Mission, Vision and Values here!

Experience a True Transformation

"Although somewhat skeptical at the onset, I have to admit that when I saw the word “transformative” used for one of the outcomes of the program it was with some curiosity as to how that was measured or even described by the participants. Yet, person after person was able to share with me how each viewed the transformative process so that when educators went back to their buildings, others did see a change in those who had participated and principals indicated that the changes were felt at the building level itself."

Diane Rauschenfels, External Reviewer March 2016

Spring Term - January 12th
   Apply now to reserve your spot!


UWL Still At The Top!

UW-La Crosse remains Wisconsin’s top-ranked public university among its peers according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges listing. The popular magazine also lists UW-La Crosse as the No. 3 public university among Best Regional Universities in the Midwest — up from No. 4 a year ago.

It’s the 19th year in a row that UWL has remained the state’s top-ranked comprehensive campus in the UW System and among the top 4 in the Midwest.  US News also named UWL a Best Value School and kept it on the list among “A-Plus Schools for B Students.” 

Trent Rasmussen - Supporting Quality Instruction
Across 39 School Districts! 

After recently completing UWL's Professional Studies in Education Educational Leadership and Director of Instruction programs, Rasmussen is now beginning that servant leadership in his newly acquired position with CESA 11.  Read more.

Additional Student and Facilitator Awards

Roger Stanford, past ME-PD Program facilitator and ME-PD program graduate, was named President of Western Technical College in La Crosse. Kudos Roger!

Shelley Shirel, past facilitator for our ME-PD program, was recently named Director of Elementary Education with the La Crosse School District.  Congratulations Shelley!

Matthew Kitzerow, graduate of our Master of Education - Professional Development program, will be the new principal at the Longfellow Middle school and also the La Crosse Design Institute.  Congratulations Matthew!

Amanda Beld, graduate of our Master of Education - Professional Development program, will be the new associate principal for West Salem Middle School. Congratulations Amanda!

Maighread McHugh, graduate of our Master of Education - Professional Development program, has been named as a finalist for the 2019 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  Kudos Maighread!

SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE - Resulting in only $396/credit

We are pleased to announce the offering scholarships.jpgof scholarships to our entering students for our programs. Scholarships will be available to students with an undergraduate grade point average (GPA)  minimum of 3.5.  Scholarship will be in the amount of $54/credit. Since our existing tuition is $450/credit, the applied scholarship to qualified applicants will take this amount down to $396/credit. For new students, we will look at your entering undergraduate GPA at application and use that GPA for qualification standards. After initially qualifying for the scholarship at time of application, a 3.5 GPA must be maintained throughout the program to continue receiving the scholarship each term. Check out further scholarship opportunities here.  Scholarship program contingent upon funding.