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Continuing & Vocational Education: Graduate Programs

 
Continuing & Vocational Education: Graduate Programs
 
(from UW-Madison School of Education Bulletin)
 
The graduate program offerings reflect the unique organizational structure and
special blend of interdisciplinary faculty expertise represented by the
department. Graduate students have the opportunity to plan, in consultation
with a major advising professor, a program to meet their individual
professional interests and goals.
     Course work is available at the graduate level for state Vocational,
Technical, and Adult Education (VTAE) certification.
     CAVE is listed under "Intercollege" in the front of the Timetable; both
graduate and undergraduate programs appear in the bulletins for the School of
Education, School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences, and College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences.
 
     ADMISSION. See regulations of the Graduate School and the Procedures for
Admission, available from the department admissions office, 276 Teacher
Education Building, 263-5893.
     Admission requirements for graduate study in full standing in the
Department of Continuing and Vocational Education are:
 
1. A bachelor's degree from an approved institution.
2. An undergraduate major or equivalent evidence of suitable background for
entering the proposed field.
3. An overall postsecondary academic record of achievement with a grade-point
average of no less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. (GPA under 2.75 may be considered
for probationary admissions.)
 
The following procedures are required to be considered for admission (forms
available from the respective offices):
 
(A) GRADUATE SCHOOL, UW-MADISON:
 
Check the application form for Graduate School requirements.
 
(B) DEPARTMENT OF CONTINUING AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION:
 
1. Blue personal data sheet.
2. One complete set of transcripts.
3. Detailed statement of reasons for graduate study.
4. Letters of recommendation, minimum three, addressing the applicant's ability
to do graduate-level work.
5. Resume.
6. TOEFL score of 580 or more for international students.
 
     FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, ASSISTANTSHIPS. All students, enrolled and
prospective, are eligible to compete for University fellowships. Some project,
research, and program assistantships are available from the department which
typically require 20 hours of work per week in close collaboration with one or
more professors.
 
                                 MASTER'S DEGREE
 
See regulations of the Graduate School.
     A minimum of 30 credits is required for the master's degree. The
requirements can be met by completing all required work as a part-time student.
However, the department encourages some period of full-time study.
     In order to complete the requirements for the master's program, a student
must:
 
1. Complete 32 weeks of residence (equals two full-time semesters of graduate
study; 8-12 credits is considered full-time).
2. Complete a minimum of 30 credits.
     Option A: 30 credits (no research paper).
     Option B: 27 credits plus 3 credits of research and the writing of a
               thesis.
     Option C: 24 credits plus 6 credits of research and completion of a
               thesis.
3. Complete a focus plan of study approved by an adviser.
4. Pass a comprehensive examination.
5. Maintain a 3.0 grade-point average for graduation.
 
                                   Ph.D. DEGREE
 
See regulations of the Graduate School.
The program of study for the Ph.D. is an individualized program developed by
the student and the major professor, designed to meet specific professional
needs and interests.
     In order to satisfactorily complete the requirements for the doctoral
program, a student must:
 
1. Complete a minimum of 96 weeks of residence (equal to six semesters of
full-time graduate study). Must complete two semesters as a full-time student
(8-12 credits is considered full-time).
2. Complete an approved minor.
3. Pass a comprehensive preliminary examination.
4. Complete a dissertation.
5. Pass a final oral examination.
6. Maintain a 3.0 grade-point average.
 
                                   Ph.D. MINOR
 
Students who are majoring in another department and who desire a doctoral minor
in Continuing and Vocational Education should seek an adviser in the
department. In conference with the student and the major professor, the minor
professor plans a program of a minimum of 10 credits in the department and
establishes the criteria for the minor examination. (Check Graduate School
regulations on course work and residence credit.).
 
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