2014-16 Graduate Catalog
Mary Burdge, Assistant Professor
Mary Churchill, Assistant Professor
Orvin Clark, Associate Professor
Suzanne Griffith, Professor
Carol Hulce, Assistant Professor
Terri Kronzer, Associate Professor, Chair
Mary Lee Nichols, Assistant Professor
Terry McGlasson, Assistant Professor
John Paul, Assistant Professor
Contributing Graduate Faculty
Graduate Faculty Emeriti
Richard D. Carter
James A. Holter
Bernard O. Hughes
Paul D. Keeney
Robert D. Krey
The Educational Administration Program Office is located in Swenson Hall Room 2025. Interested graduate students may contact the department chair in Swenson Hall Room 2024; call (715) 394-8506; FAX at (715) 394-8146; or view the department's web site at http://www.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/edl/edad/index.cfm .
Academic Regulations for the M.S.E. and Ed.S. Degree
It is the sole responsibility of the student to read, understand and adhere to all Graduate Studies policies and M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree program requirements as set forth in the UW-Superior General Catalog. This responsibility extends to any additional and specified academic and/or approved program requirements of the Educational Administration Program. Therefore, it is critical that each student carefully read the catalog so as to possess a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of his or her responsibility in fulfilling degree and approved program requirements. Lack of awareness of any graduate degree policy, procedure, timeline or approved program requirement shall not constitute a valid justification so as to amend, remand, modify, or waive requirements for matriculation through the Educational Administration Program's degree programs.
Academic Standing and Retention All Educational Administration graduate students shall maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (based upon a 4.00 evaluation scale) after completion of 15 semester graduate credits. Failure to achieve this minimum cumulative GPA shall result in the student being placed on academic probation until 24 graduate semester credits are earned. If by the time the student has completed 24 semester graduate credits toward the M.S.E. or Ed.S. degree and does not possess the minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, the student will be dropped from the Educational Administration degree program.
Awarding of Graduate Degree No Educational Administration student shall be awarded a graduate degree in Educational Administration until the student has an approved application to candidacy and completed application for graduation.
Commencement Participation The Education Administration Program encourages degree graduates to participate in the UW-Superior Commencement ceremony held in May or December of the student's graduation year.
Credit by Examination Graduate credit will not be awarded through the mechanism of credit by examination for any Educational Administration graduate student. Any student desiring to have completed educational administration graduate coursework entered on the official transcript shall be required to officially enroll in the course, complete all graduate course requirements and have a grade officially recorded by the graduate faculty member of record.
Ed.S. Degree Equivalency The Educational Administration program does not offer an Ed.S. equivalency or "sixth year" program. It does, however, offer a post-masters certification-only program.
Formal Application for Graduation Application for the M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree must be made by the graduate student to the UW-Superior Graduate Studies Office according to the timelines and procedures set forth in the university calendar at http://www.uwsuper.edu/registrar/news/calendar.cfm
Graduate Course Repeat No Educational Administration student shall be allowed to repeat more than one graduate-level course taken at UW-Superior for which he or she received a grade other than W (Withdrew). The last grade earned in any attempted graduate coursework shall be the grade of official record.
Independent Study to Fulfill Course Requirements No M.S.E., Ed.S. or Certification-only student shall be allowed to fulfill a specified degree graduate core course requirement by the satisfactory completion of directed study coursework unless the student receives department approval.
Maximum Academic Load The maximum load for an Educational Administration degree student is 15 graduate credits for full time per academic semester or 12 graduate credits for an entire summer session.
Maximum Time to Complete Degree
Graduate semester credits used in achieving the requirements for the degree must be earned within a time period of 10 consecutive years, commencing with the starting date for the first university term of the first graduate course used to fulfill the M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree requirements. For the Ed.S. degree applicable approved graduate credits from the master's degree in the Ed.S. graduate program of study are excluded from the 10-year time limit.
Minimum Grade Requirement Only graduate coursework with a grade of C or above (i.e. 2.00-4.00 grade point) shall be included in meeting the M.S.E. and Ed.S. degree requirements. No grade below C (2.00 grade point average) in any graduate coursework shall be awarded credit toward meeting any of the EDAD degree requirements.
Special Student Advisement Special students will be advised by the Educational Leadership Department chair. These students should consult with the department chair prior to each registration. Not more than nine graduate semester credits earned while on special student status shall be applicable to the M.S.E. or Ed.S. degree or Certification-only status. Upon official admission to the Educational Administration program, special students shall be assigned a graduate faculty advisor.
Transfer of Graduate Credit Educational Administration graduate students may transfer a maximum of
12 9 semester credits into either the M.S.E. or Ed.S. degree program. Students who wish to transfer graduate credit from another accredited institution of higher education must have two official transcripts sent by that institution directly to the Graduate Studies Office. If there is any question regarding the validity of graduate credits, it is the responsibility of the student to furnish the Graduate Studies Office with an appropriate level of documentation (e.g. syllabus, assignments, catalog course description, etc.) that the coursework was earned for appropriate graduate credit and directly parallels approved program coursework at UW-Superior. The student is required to complete and submit two copies of a request to transfer credits. This petition requires that each course petitioned to be transferred shall have the signatory approval of the student's graduate faculty advisor and the department chair.
Graduate credit granted for correspondence, workshop, CEUs or similar coursework is not eligible for transfer into Educational Administration graduate degree program requirements.
The Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) Degree program in Educational Administration is designed for individuals with limited administrative experience who are seeking initial professional preparation and certification for school leadership positions in:
The EDAD program knowledge base for the M.S.E. degree in Educational Administration is anchored by a theme of Reflective Scholar Constructivists who are Community Leaders Capable of Knowledge-Based Decision-Making consistent with Wisconsin Administrative Standards and approved by the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to provide advanced level professionals with:
Application for admission to graduate study in Educational Administration must be initiated by contacting the UW-Superior Office of Graduate Studies.
Note: Failure or delays in meeting these requirements are often the reason for delays in admission to Graduate Studies. Admission will not be granted until all requirements are achieved.
Educational Administration admission requirements may exceed those required of other graduate programs of the UW-Superior. A potential graduate student may take a maximum of nine credits in the EDAD program as a Special Student before unconditional admission.
Note: No student shall be awarded a graduate degree in Educational Administration until the student has achieved unconditional admission status, and completed application for a graduate degree.
33 total graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater
Each student's application to candidacy is individually designed with the student's advisor according to area of specialization and Wisconsin Administrative Standards. The student may expect to complete the program in two years, including one summer session of a minimum of nine credits.
The Educational Administration Program is strongly committed to a high-quality professional preparation experience within all of its graduate programs. A hallmark of such includes personal involvement with a mentoring faculty and collaborative scholarly interaction with peers.
M.S.E. Program Components
Each student shall complete five degree program requirements for the M.S.E. degree in Educational Administration which include:
Standards-Based Professional Development For School Leaders Knowledges -- Performances
Wisconsin Administrative Standards Coursework
The student is required to meet all six Wisconsin Administrative standards; however, one or more of the above prescribed course requirements may be substituted by the student's advisor if the substitution meets the standard. Each EDAD course is designed to meet one Wisconsin Administrative standard. Courses are numerically assigned to comply with a standard and are listed below by standard. Additionally, at the student's advisor's best professional judgment, a graduate student may be required to complete a specific course to fulfill a standard.
Wisconsin Administrative Standard 1: EDAD 700-709 and EDAD 800-809
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
Wisconsin Administrative Standard 2: EDAD 710-719 and EDAD 810-819
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Wisconsin Administrative Standard 3: EDAD 720-729 and EDAD 820-829
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Wisconsin Administrative Standard 4: EDAD 730-739 and EDAD 830-839
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Wisconsin Administrative Standard 5: EDAD 740-749 and EDAD 840-849
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Wisconsin Administrative Standard 6: EDAD 750-759 and EDAD 850-859
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context.
Plans of Study
Students must consult with their graduate advisor to obtain an approved Plan of Study.
The Educational Administration Program requires M.S.E. degree graduates to participate in the UW-Superior Commencement ceremony held in May.
Certification-Only Graduate Students
Persons possessing a master's degree in an area other than educational administration or not admitted to the Ed.S postgraduate program may be recommended for certification by completion of the approved program at UW-Superior. Graduate coursework from the student's earned master's degree may be applied -- where appropriate -- to satisfy certification requirements of the approved program. Coursework, however, must clearly parallel those approved program requirements to substitute for such. A minimum of 24 credits need to be completed at the UW-Superior.
Note: Certification-only graduate students are required to file an admission to EDAD certification form with the Graduate Studies Office. This is a parallel requirement to degree-seeking candidates, who must file an application with the Graduate Studies Office. Upon completing the certification-only requirements, it is the responsibility of the graduate student to obtain written verification of such from the advisor and submit such to the Certification Office with appropriate license application materials.
Graduate coursework earned at an accredited institution of higher education other than UW-Superior pertinent to the intended certification shall not be transferred into the student's UW-Superior official academic record.
Although prior master's degree graduate coursework may satisfy certain specific approved program requirements, prior master's degree earned graduate coursework shall not be used to meet the minimum required graduate credits for a M.S.E. in Educational Administration.
Students seeking educational administration certification in this manner shall complete all requirements of the approved program including:
The Specialist Degree in Educational Administration (Ed.S.) is designed as a planned professional program for educational administrators. Administrators seeking admission to the program may wish to increase their competencies or satisfy certification requirements for present professional positions or positions with new and increased responsibilities. The Ed.S. degree is an action, research-based, postgraduate degree. The program graduate will possess an advanced knowledge base that is grounded by current theory, research and wisdoms of professional practice for one's area of specialization within the program. Acquired research and statistical methodological skills are program requirements for the awarding of this degree. The focus of the Specialist program is to provide career educational administrators with an amalgamation of advanced theoretical concepts, specialized professional skills, and technical knowledge. The Specialist Degree is the terminal degree at UW-Superior that requires a minimum of 33 graduate semester credits beyond the master's level.
The programs of advanced specialization for the postgraduate Specialist Degree include:
The program for the Ed.S. in Educational Administration is designed to provide career education administration professionals with:
Specialist Degree Admission Procedure
Admission to the Specialist Degree program will be processed only after all required information and application materials are on file. Students will be admitted under the policies of the UW-Superior Graduate Catalog current as of date of admission to the Ed.S. program. Any student who applies and is admitted to the Ed.S. degree program but fails to attend the university within one calendar year shall have to reapply for admission.
Application for Admission to Graduate Studies
Application for admission to post-graduate study must be initiated by contacting the UW-Superior Office of Graduate Studies.
Additional Admission Requirements:
Advisement and Graduate Faculty Committee
Following initial admission to the Ed.S. program, the Educational Administration Department chair shall assign the Ed.S. student an advisor. At the time of application to candidacy the Ed.S. candidate shall select a major advisor and EDAD graduate faculty committee members to serve as the candidate's Ed.S. degree program and thesis committee.
Note: No student shall be awarded a postgraduate degree in Educational Administration until the student has an approved application to candidacy and completed application for graduate degree.
Ed.S. Internship Requirement
All Ed.S. students must complete a year-long minimum 320-hour internship in their area of advanced specialization. Students must make written application to and obtain approval from the Educational Administration Director of Field experiences. Additionally, students must have written pre-approval from a practicing educational administrator -- within their area of advanced specialization -- who will serve in an on-site supervisory capacity with mentoring responsibility. Students must have completed a minimum of nine semester resident credits in Educational Administration graduate coursework beyond the master's degree. The first field experience will be for six credits and any future field experience will be for three credits. Students have the option of paying tuition for three credits per semester or six credits for the academic year.
The internship is scheduled for an entire academic school year. Applying students also are expected to attend a pre-internship seminar held in the summer on the UW-Superior campus prior to course registration. Enrolled students are also expected to attend two internship seminars during the academic year held at locations throughout UW-Superior's service region.
Once the provost or graduate dean has granted the postgraduate student admission to Ed.S. candidacy, the Ed.S. candidate shall work primarily with his or her committee chair for the development and approval of the thesis proposal and, following its approval by the EDAD Committee, with the entire committee while the thesis is in final draft form.
All candidates for the Ed.S. degree are required to complete a research thesis of scholarly distinction. Prior to registering for EDAD 867 (the Ed.S. Thesis), the Ed.S. candidate shall meet with his or her Ed.S. committee chair for direction in preparing a thesis proposal. The Ed.S. thesis proposal shall adhere to those established guidelines and shall be disseminated to and approved by the candidate's thesis committee prior to conducting the intended research. A final oral examination, open to the university community, on the Ed.S. thesis will be scheduled and conducted by the candidate's Ed.S. committee.
One copy of the Ed.S. thesis must be provided to the entire candidate's Ed.S. committee for signatory approval within a reasonable timeframe following the successful completion of the oral examination. It is the candidate's responsibility to make arrangements for obtaining thesis reproduction,and with all Ed.S. committee members' signatures verifying successful completion of the thesis. It is also the candidate's responsibility to disseminate the thesis to the following:
Graduate Office - a digital copy for transmittal to the library
Each postgraduate student shall complete three degree program requirements for the Ed.S. degree in Educational Administration:
A research course is required if not taken at master's level.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior, through the Guidance and Counseling Program of the Educational Leadership Department, offers professional training which leads to a Master of Science in Education Degree (M.S.E.) in Guidance and Counseling. The program is designed for those individuals who seek advanced professional training in various occupations in the fields of Counseling. There are three tracks within the program, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Each track is an integration of academic foundations and professional skills training and is directed at developing a qualified and specialized professional. In order to accommodate working adults, the Guidance and Counseling Program run on a semester rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Admission to the Guidance and Counseling Programs begins with application for admission to Graduate Studies online at http://www.uwsuper.edu/graduate. For information call (715) 394-8295.
In addition to the application to the Offfice of Graduate Studies, the application for admission to the Guidance and Counseling Program must contain:
Please contact the Graduate Studies office to obtain admission packets specific to each degree.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior, through the Guidance and Counseling Program of the Educational Leadership Department, offers professional training which leads to a Master of Science in Education Degree (M.S.E.) in Guidance and Counseling. The program is designed for those individuals who seek advanced professional training in various occupations in the fields of Counseling. There are four tracks within the program, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC or LPCC), School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Human Relations. Each track is an integration of academic foundations and professional skills training and is directed at developing a qualified and specialized professional. In order to accommodate working adults, the Guidance and Counseling Program runs on a semester rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Admission to the Guidance and Counseling Programs begins with application for admission to Graduate Studies online at http://www.uwsuper.edu/graduate. For information call (715) 394-8295.
In addition to the application to the Office of Graduate Studies, the application for admission to the Guidance and Counseling Program must contain:
Resume and Letter of Intent addressing: 1. Service to community 2. Volunteer work 3. Commitment to others 4. Work and professional goals 5. Areas which the applicant considers to be his or her strengths or weaknesses.
Three letters of reference (one or two academic letters from post-secondary instructors and one or two employment letters) that speak to the candidate's ability to succeed in graduate school.
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
An undergraduate degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Education, or related social science with a GPA of 2.75/4.0 or higher. Students admitted as probationary must complete nine semester credits of introductory Counseling courses at the Graduate level with a GPA of 30/4.0 or higher to gain unconditional admittance to the program.
Pass a criminal Background Check.
The Counseling program reserves the option to conduct an interview with candidates.
Please contact the Graduate Studies office to obtain admission packets specific to each degree.
Master of Science in Guidance & Counseling Requirements:
The University of Wisconsin-Superior, through the Guidance and Counseling Program of the Educational Leadership Department, offers professional training which leads to a Master of Science in Education Degree (M.S.E.) in Guidance and Counseling. The program is designed for hose individuals who seek advanced professional training in various occupations in the fields of Counseling. There are four tracks within the program, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC or LPCC), School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Human Relations. Each track is an integration of academic foundations and professional skills training and is directed at developing a qualified and specialized professional. In order to accommodate working adults, the Guidance and Counseling Program runs on a semester rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Guidance and Counseling M.S.E. Requirements:
The M.S.E. in Guidance and Counseling is designed for individuals who seek to provide direct human service in a variety of settings within a pluralistic society. Central to the Counseling program is the preparation of professionals in three major counseling functions, which include:
The Counseling degree is comprised of a minimum of 48 graduate semester credits of prescribed graduate-level courses, specific to the student's area of specialization. Students are required to take a clinical concentration in one of the following: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC or LPCC), School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Human Relatioins. Because this is a state licensure program, modifications can occur at any time to maintain alignment with state law and accreditation standards. Up-to-date information will be provided on request.
The Counseling program is designed to meet State of Wisconsin Licensure requirements. Students considering work in other states are encouraged to get the specifics of that particular state. The Counseling program is aligned with state and national accreditation standards and prepares students for licensure eligibility.
For additional information regarding the Counseling program, visit http://www.uwsuper.edu/graduate.Once in the program, students will develop a program plan of study with an advisor after the first nine credits of graduate work.
Up to 63 total credits are required for this major, depending on the specific track chosen.
Guidance & Counseling core course requirements (42 credits required plus one of the tracks listed below):
Clinical Mental Health Track (LPC option) courses (9 credits required):
Clinical Mental Health Track (LPCC option) courses (21 credits required):
Required 9 credits:
Choose 12 additional credits below:
School Counseling Track courses (12 credits required):
(Passing scores on the Praxis II are required for graduation for school certification.)
Marriage and Family Therapy Track courses (21 credits required):
The Internship in Counseling requires 600 hours of community- or school-based practice in skill applications within the student's chosen concentration. 240 hours of this internship are direct-service hours. A Marriage and Family Therapy is 600 hours 300 of which are direct service hours. 150 of these must be with couples or families. This is carried out under the supervision of a licensed site supervisor in cooperation with the university advisor. The Internship experience is supported by regular class and advisor meetings to discuss and integrate experiences. More extensive guidelines related to the internship are available upon request.
Human Relations Track
The Human Relations Track is designed for individuals who seek to work in nonclinical human service setting such as higher education, crminal justice, business, health care, and administration. Most students in Human Relations already are engaged in careers but want to upgrade their skills, explore other interests, or need an additional degree to reach the next level at their place of employment. Students gain an understanding of human behavior, group process, organizational/developmental dynamics, and effective methods of communication through counseling core courses. Before the end of their second semester, Human Relations students develop a plan of study with their advisor. The plan maps out and explains how the set of courses will prepare the student for her or his intended professional focus. The Internship course is taken during the student's last semester of study. 48 credits are required for the Human Relations degree. This is a non-practitioner degree; it does not prepare the student for certification, licensure, or the title of counselor.
Prescribed courses for the Human Relations track are as follows (48 credits total):
Human Relations Track Core Courses (24 credits required):
The 600 hour internships in Human Relations are field-based, providing practice in skill applications within the students' chosen fields. They are carried out under the supervision of a site supervisor in cooperation with the university advisor. Experiences are supported by weekly class meetings to discuss and to integrate experiences.
Choose from among the following (9 credits required):
The remaining 15 (or more) credits can come from Counseling or other graduate-level courses. The student is encouraged to develop a program that includes courses from several different departments on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. The following departments/programs at UW-Superior offer graduate courses: Art, Communicating Arts, Educational Administration, English Education, Health and Human Performance, History, Library Science, Sustainable Management, Special Education, Teacher Education.
For example: Human Relations Suggested Courses (15 required)
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