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MSPE LogoMaster of Science for Professional Educators (MSPE)

A Master's Degree Program for K-12 Teachers

The Master of Science for Professional Educators is a convenient, uniquely blended distance education program offered through the Department of Educational Psychology in the School of Education.

Fall and Spring courses are online, and summer courses are online for six weeks, with two weeks of face-to-face learning on the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.   

MSPE integrates courses from three School of Education departments – Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis - leading to a Master of Science in Educational Psychology degree. In just two years, teaching professionals can complete this degree in one of the leading educational psychology departments (as listed in the rankings of the U.S. News & World Report's edition of best graduate schools).

​View our short presentation about the MSPE program!

MSPE Spotlight

Welcome to The Teachers' Lounge Blog

Check out the most recent updates from MSPE here, including graduation, our new instructors, and what our alumni are up to!

MSPE's own Teaching Diverse Learners instructor, Dr. Mary Louise Gomez, recently shared with us her thoughts on books for middle school and high school students that are helpful in facilitating conversations about diversity. Check out the blog post to read about the how she selected these books, and how they can lead to engaging discussions. If you have comments to share, please send them to mspe-comments@education.wisc.edu.

What can MSPE do for you?

We love hearing about the wonderful things our graduates go on to do after MSPE. Read more to learn about our featured alums, like Debby Egly.

"The MSPE program helped me gain confidence as an educator.  It also allowed me to collaborate and learn from a variety of exceptional colleagues and instructors.  The coursework was engaging, interesting, and very relevant to educational issues of the day."Tim; Fifth Grade Teacher; Stoughton, WI



More About MSPE

See our Program Overview for more information.

Summer Residency Requirement

During the two summers in the program, the MSPE cohort and instructors meet together on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus for two weeks of collaborative learning (does not include weekends). These summer residencies are mandatory. Learn more at Academics.

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Application window for MSPE 2017-2019 cohort now open!

We have just opened our application period for classes beginning in the summer of 2017. Click here to begin your application. To learn more about the application process, check out this site.

A great opportunity to learn more about the MSPE program is through our individual information sessions with MSPE's director, Sara Elfering. These information sessions provide an opportunity for you to get a more comprehensive understanding of MSPE, as well as ask questions about how MSPE can help you reach your teaching goals. To schedule an information session based on your personal availability, click here.

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