2014-16 Graduate Catalog
Distance Learning Center
- Mission Statement
- Degree Programs Available to Distance Learning Students
- Sustainable Management Master's Program
- Distance Learning Center Contact Information
The Distance Learning Center provides access to selected UW-Superior academic programs for learners who need a flexible study schedule or learning opportunities regardless of location. Students may select enrollment through the Distance Learning Center when applying for university admission. The Center offers online courses on a term basis that parallels the on-campus program. Students may complete a degree, enroll in individual courses, or earn credit through assessment of prior learning. Financial aid is available to qualified students, and designated scholarships for Distance Learning students are offered by the UW-Superior Foundation.
Six different undergraduate majors and one graduate degree program may be completed through the Distance Learning Center:
The Communicating Arts major with a concentration in Speech Communication prepares students for opportunities in management, human resources, sales, professional development, training, not-for-profit and community development, other business or organizational communication careers, as well as graduate study. The major consists of 33 credits and requires a minor. For information about courses and requirements of this major, please refer to the Communicating Arts section in the Undergraduate Academic Programs portion of this catalog.
The Elementary Education major is available for Wisconsin licensure at Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (EC-MC, PreK-6th Grade) or Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA, 1st Grade-7th/8th Grades) levels. Students must be able to complete a semester of student teaching in a Wisconsin school. One three-week summer session in Superior and attendance at several one-day seminars/meetings in Superior are required.
For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, please refer to the Elementary Teacher Education section in the Undergraduate Academic Programs portion of this catalog.
The Physical Education major with a concentration in Exercise Science provides the knowledge and skills for career in areas such as adult fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, or related fields. Students gain knowledge in human body structure, nutrition, and clinical exercise physiology. They also learn about teaching, leadership, organization and administration, and safety and emergency responsibility skills.
For additional information about courses and requirements for this major, refer to the Physical Education Program of this catalog.
The Health and Wellness Management major is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain health and wellness programs in the workplace. The 63-credit major incorporates coursework in human and population health, healthcare information technology, marketing, leadership, and related subjects. For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, visit the website hwm.wisconsin.edu and the Health and Wellness Management program section of this catalog.
The Interdisciplinary Studies major is an individually designed liberal arts academic program which can be designed to meet educational, career or personal goals. The Interdisciplinary Studies major offered through the Distance Learning Center:
- requires a minimum of 54 credits (comprehensive major) or 33 credits with a minor
- includes a minimum of three academic areas of study
- must have a purpose, a theme, a rationale
- includes a capstone experience
The major is designed by the student in consultation with an academic advisor and selected faculty. The approval process for the major includes the advisor, faculty panel members from the selected academic areas of study, the associate dean for Distance Learning, and the University Credits Committee.
For additional information about courses and requirements for this major, refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Program of this catalog.
The Sustainable Management Major is an interdisciplinary business management program that helps students gain a broad understanding of the ways in which business systems, natural systems, and social systems intersect. The 63-credit major incorporates coursework in business management, environmental science, natural resources, information systems, and logistics, all with a focus on sustainable practices. For additional information about courses and requirements of this major, visit the website sustain.wisconsin.edu and the Sustainable Management Program of this catalog.
The Sustainable Management Master's program is designed to give students the tools to become effective leaders in business, industry and nonprofit organizations. Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Sustainable Management can expect to have a strong foundation for leading change in their current organizations or building new careers that require systems-thinking skills. This 14 course program has been developed by faculty with input from within the industry to make sure learning objectives are current and valuable to future employers.
Designed for working adults with real-world experience, this online master's degree program offers flexibility to help students balance family, job, and other commitments.
If you have a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, you may apply directly to the program. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission but should speak with an advisor.
Distance Learning Center
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Old Main 100
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880