UW-Madison Department of Curriculum and Instruction - Degree Options

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Main Office

Curriculum & Instruction
School of Education
210 Teacher Education Building
225 North Mills Street
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/263.4600
Fax: 608/263.9992

Email: curric@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Degree Options & Certification Programs

Degree Options

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
    The PhD program is for students seeking preparation for world-class educational research related to school curriculum, teaching and learning, and policy. The program, which draws students from all over the world, offers rigorous training for academic research. (For how to apply, see Applying to Graduate Programs.)
  • Masters of Science (MS)
    The MS program prepares students for Ph.D. programs and begins training for educational research. The program is also for teachers who wish to further their professional development and learn state-of-art instructional skills and curriculum development. (For how to apply, see Applying to Graduate Programs.)

Certification Options

Graduate Certification Programs

For graduate students in the MS or PhD degree programs, the department offers several advanced certification and license programs.

This graduate-level program offers students who already hold early childhood, elementary or secondary teaching licenses, and an English as a Second Language (ESL) certification an add-on certification in the area of bilingual education.

This graduate-level program offers students who already hold a degree in a content area teaching licenses in both a specific content area (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies) and to work with English language learners (ESL certification) at the secondary level.


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