“As a parent, coach, and teacher, having the flexibility to get work done on my schedule was tremendously helpful. This program offered me a chance to better my practice and become a more effective, engaging educator. The knowledge and experience I gained will allow me to better deal with noncompliant students, teach with a focus on equity, and better facilitate e-learning and a flipped classroom."
"I loved the program. It was immediately applicable to my classroom and my needs as a teacher. The courses and topics helped me reflect on who I am as a professional and gave me direction in improving myself for my students.”
“I started with the Instructional Design Certificate. This helped me ease into the master’s program. I like the way the courses relate to real life scenarios and to my own teaching and learning experiences. It has provided me with the knowledge and skills to better support the work of our faculty and has allowed me to work effectively with the instructional designer.
"UW-Stout's high-quality online program is designed for teachers at all levels and offers the flexibility that working professionals needs. The program offers options to select online courses demonstrating a variety of instructional methods to use in my classroom."
"As a high school business instructor, it took a long time to find a master's program that was interesting and useful to me in my professional development. This online program is excellent because participants can see the online education process being modeled. I took the e-Learning Certificate course offerings as my elective courses throughout the program. I now understand how to design, develop and implement e-learning into my current curriculum delivery. Because of this program, I was introduced to Moodle — a free course management system, which we are now using at Hayward High School. I feel well-prepared to meet the on-demand styles of the 21st century learner."
"Learning online has been a valuable experience for me. I am in a supportive learning community with so many enthusiastic learners! I was hesitant about teaching full-time and working towards my masters. It is a lot of work, but I am learning so many real world applications that I can use in my classroom to help my students!"
"I feel as though the Student Services Support staff person of the program cares about me and wants to do whatever she can to see me succeed. I cannot stress enough how helpful she has been throughout the entire process. From enrollment to registering for classes to dealing with course issues, she has been there for me every step of the way! I would highly recommend UW-Stout's online program to my friends, family, or anyone else!"
"I am having a great experience working online to obtain a Master of Science in Education through UW-Stout. The ability to work with professionals from around the state, country, and sometimes the world brings a whole new perspective to education. People seem more free to express themselves in ways they may not in a classroom situation, and share real experiences related to life, the classroom, and life in education. It has been an excellent way to communicate, learn, and obtain a degree."
"Obtaining my degree online has been a blessing. With two small children, I am able to work when it is convenient for me and my family. The master's program is rigorous, but with the support of the staff at UW-Stout, it is just as easy online as it is in the classroom. I have nothing but positive comments and experiences from my time at UW-Stout."
"With just a few credits left toward completion of my degree, I am happy to say that the UW-Stout Masters in Education program has been an awesome experience. Many of my UW-Stout instructors have fostered an online environment in which discussion and peer interaction have allowed for a thorough interrogation of ideas. Learning from the perspective of others and enjoying the company of a community of learners has promoted a level of personal growth that I was unaware that I had the potential for. For this I will be forever thankful."
"I work full-time so I anticipated that it would be difficult to balance class time, work and the rest of my commitments. However, I found the opposite to be true. I enjoyed the courses and learned information that was immediately applicable and relevant. The staff and instructors offered a great deal of support and assistance."
"I really liked the online format rather than driving to a campus for my classes. As a current teacher, I was able to get online when it worked into my schedule. The professors did a good job of using cooperative learning to help students interact via the computer. Also, the School of Education personnel were very helpful whenever I had questions. (Thanks, Amy!)"
"Since I have a full-time job as a special education teacher, and a family I like to spend time with, I needed a program that allowed me to do the work when it was convenient for me. This program has allowed this to happen. The professors have all been so helpful, especially in helping me fix any problems that I encountered along the way. I would recommend anyone who wants a flexible schedule to take the classes online. It's a great way to meet people from all over the world and learn new information."