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.). ID: UPBEB-5.2.2.
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