Designing Effective eLearning  for K-12 Classrooms  |  JULY 2020

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MASTER OF ARTS IN APPLIED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (MAPS)

Develop advanced in-demand skills to meet immediate workplace needs. An Applied Professional Studies degree focuses on industry specific skills that employers are looking for today while combining real-world application. We designed the MAPS program for the working professionals - offering a flexible format, online courses, and affordable opportunity to achieve your professional and personal goals that align with potential for career advancement and upskilling needs.

10 courses. 30 credits. 100% online.


Employers want people who can communicate effectively, work effectively with data, think strategically, and practice leadership in team settings. We all have some idea what that means, but the Masters Degree in Applied Professional Studies demonstrates to employers without a doubt that you have applied learning exactly in those areas. It is a degree in the soft skills that are so important in the 21st century.

Our courses are designed for working professionals. We offer them on online in full semester and 7 week sessions, year-round. Most students complete the program in two academic years, but you can schedule a pace that works for you. The 30-credit curriculum includes core courses (15 credits) and a concentration (15 credits) selected to meet your specific career track in Leadership in Public ServiceData Visualization and Interpretation, or Content Expertise for the Professional Educators

You also have the opportunity to explore graduate level coursework across the concentrations for a self-designed degree. Graduate with a unique skill set that does not exist in a current degree program. (Self-designed degree programs must be created in consultation with a MAPS advisor.) 

PRACTICUM
This is a skill based program-all of our courses are designed to give you the opportunity to practice what you are learning and to see the immediate utility of these skills.  As part of the Core, you will be required to complete a Practicum (vs a thesis), which is an applied learning opportunity to demonstrate skills learned in the program. The Practicum is a faculty supervised project that identifies a business or community partner problem and a solution created by you. This practicum can be used to demonstrate your skills to your current or future employer.

Applications can be frustrating. We invite you to have a conversation with a real person. Contact Denise, our program advisor at: maps@uwp.edu


Program ineligible for international F-1/J-1 visa holders

THREE CONCENTRATIONS TO ALIGN WITH YOUR CAREER GOALS

 

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LEADERSHIP AND
PUBLIC SERVICE

Add legitimacy and credibility to your demonstrated passion for community.
This program will enhance your ability to take community engagement and corporate involvement to a new level.   

DATA VISUALIZATION AND INTERPRETATION

 In this concentration, you will learn to selectively take the information provided by data and social scientists, and learn how to best convey that data visually.
 

CONTENT EXPERTISE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

Created for teachers and other working professionals who want a master's degree to expand their teaching to the college level, as well as those that want to demonstrate applied expertise.
 

Upon completion of the core program, you will be able to:

  • Employ effective communication strategies for diverse settings and audiences
  • Consider organizational change in the context of a dynamic society 
  • Evaluate and critique existing structures in the public or private sector
  • Plan effective implementation strategies
  • Produce a problem-solving policy based on evidence, professional inquiry, and decisive action
  • Develop strategies to resolve value-based conflict 
  • Analyze and interpret data in the professional setting 

CORE COURSES

MAPS 700: Formal Organization  
Examines fundamental issues concerning formal organization and its impact on individuals and society.

MAPS 701: Applied Research for Professionals  
Articulates the validity and complexity of data as illustrated in research.

MAPS 702: Professional Ethics     
Identifies ethical and moral problems and formulates strategies to avoid making ethically questionable choices.

MAPS 703: Professional Communication  
Examines communication or communication in a global workplace emphasizing intercultural and multi-generational differences.

MAPS 705: Practicum
Provides an opportunity to utilize coursework knowledge in an applied setting based on specialization area. Requires 100 hours of a supervised project.

Admission applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75, or if the applicants has a graduate degree the GPA requirement is waived. Applicants are also required to submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a current resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a current supervisor if employed. 

For applicants who do not meet the admission criteria, admission with probationary status may be granted after taking into consideration the applicant’s special qualifications and circumstances. Students admitted on probation will be on probation for their first 9 semester credits. A student who is admitted on probation is required to attain a minimum GPA of 3.00 on the first 9 credits hours of course work completed at UW-Parkside. Students who do not meet the above requirement will be dropped from the program.

Applicants are not required to take the GRE or MAT assessment for admission to the program.

International students from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Official TOEFL scores must meet or exceed the below requirements:

  • Paper-based: a minimum score of 525
  • Computer-based: a minimum score of 197
  • Internet-based: a minimum score of 71

Official IELTS scores that meet or exceed the below requirements:

  • A minimum score of 6.0

For students from English-speaking countries, no English Proficiency Examination Scores are required.

Admission applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75, or if the applicants has a graduate degree the GPA requirement is waived. Applicants are also required to submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a current resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a current supervisor if employed. 

For applicants who do not meet the admission criteria, admission with probationary status may be granted after taking into consideration the applicant’s special qualifications and circumstances. Students admitted on probation will be on probation for their first 9 semester credits. A student who is admitted on probation is required to attain a minimum GPA of 3.00 on the first 9 credits hours of course work completed at UW-Parkside. Students who do not meet the above requirement will be dropped from the program.

Applicants are not required to take the GRE or MAT assessment for admission to the program.

 

 

Application

Submit letters of recommendation and resume by email to: admdocs@uwp.edu

NOTE: Transcripts may not be sent by the applicant; they must be sent directly from the institution.

 

 

Application

Submit letters of recommendation and resume by email to: admdocs@uwp.edu

NOTE: Transcripts may not be sent by the applicant; they must be sent directly from the institution.

 

International students from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Official TOEFL scores must meet or exceed the below requirements:

  • Paper-based: a minimum score of 525
  • Computer-based: a minimum score of 197
  • Internet-based: a minimum score of 71

Official IELTS scores that meet or exceed the below requirements:

  • A minimum score of 6.0

For students from English-speaking countries, no English Proficiency Examination Scores are required.

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Tuition
$497.78 per credit hour (Resident)
$1,020.27 per credit hour (Non-Resident)
$716.38 per credit hour (Midwest Exchange)

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Fees
$65.00 per credit fee for online courses

Total Tuition and Fees
$14,993.40 30 credit hours
$1,950.00 fees

$16,943.40*

(If taken at 9 or less credits per semester.  Tuition plateau applies for 9-12 credits, ask advisor for more information.)

*Based on current tuition and fees established by the University Cashier’s Office.

 

Program ineligible for international F-1/J-1 visa holders

PROGRAM CONTACT INFO

Denise Olstinske  |  262-595-2162  |  denise.olstinske@uwp.edu

Faculty Highlights

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    Mita Banerjee
    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Mita Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology department. She teaches courses in Sociology of Education, Statistics, and Research Methods. Her current research interest lies in gaining insight into factors that motivate and deter first generation and under prepared students in choosing online courses and the areas of improvement necessary to enhance their online learning experience. Additionally, she is interested in investigating the role of unequal access to health care in exacerbating social inequalities in well-being.

  • Dr. Xun (George) Wang
    Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Wang's research focuses on global social change, organizational studies and China studies. He has published four books including Global Sociology, Human Resource Management and more than sixty articles in Journal of International Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Youth Studies, Asian Pacific Business Review, Journal of Third World Studies and Journal of Asian and Africa Studies, etc. He is the recipient of 2012 Research and Creative Activity Award at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the University of Wisconsin System Teaching Scholar of 2014. 

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    Dr. Joy Wolf
    Professor of Biogeography

    Dr. Wolf's research interests include biogeography, soils, and fire ecology in forests, wetlands, and grasslands in Arizona, Colorado and Wisconsin, and bird dynamics in coastal forests in the Pacific Northwest. She teaches Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Dendrochronology, Soil Ecosystems, Field Methods, Geomorphology, Physical Geography and Natural Resources Management. She is the recipient of the 2017 Chancellor's Award for Teaching and Learning Assessment. She is published in over twenty different journals, including Journal of Applied Ecology, and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Instructor Profile 

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    Dr. Theresa Castor
    Professor of Communication

    Theresa Castor conducts research on organizational decision-making, focusing on crisis and problem situations in meetings and governance groups. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1999 with a PhD in Speech Communication.

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    Dr. Philip Wagner
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Wagner is an Assistant Professor joining us from Fairmont State University in West Virginia. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice. He has a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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    Dr. Christopher Hudspeth
    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

DESIGNING EFFECTIVE eLEARNING FOR K-12 CLASSROOMS


Explore online pedagogy through practical “how-to” strategies for engaging students and crafting creative learning experiences across virtual platforms. Additionally, this course offers engagement with the social, political, and economic contexts in which teachers are engaging students, and how these contexts may serve as a challenge for a virtual pedagogy and a barrier for delivering online education. This course presents relational, critical, culturally relevant, and other pedagogical approaches as potential methods for making virtual learning work for all students.

INSTRUCTOR  |  Gardner Seawright, PhD
FORMAT  |  Online 
COURSE DATES  |  JUL 13–AUG 7
COURSE NUMBER  |  MAPS 769  |  3 CR

  • Apply the components of effective eLearning instructional design, development, implementation, and evaluation to creating projects and programs that meet your immediate classroom or business needs and goals.
  • Identify effective methods to engage online learners.
  • Choose appropriate technologies, tools, and applications to most effectively support instruction and achieve learning outcomes.
  • Set up and manage meaningful online-learning activities (such as discussion boards, asynchronous learning sessions, collaborative activities, voice threads, Google Doc, videos, etc.).

1. Complete the UW System Application for Admission to UW-Parkside

  • Type of Student: Graduate Special, non-degree seeking
  • You do NOT need to supply an original transcript with your application
  • No application fee (for non-degree seeking students)

2. Contact the program co-director by email to indicate your intent to take the course. Provide the following in the subject line of the email: MAPS 769 Summer Enrollment. Also provide your name, school, school address and the school district where you teach. This prompts a communication to the UW-Parkside Cashier’s Office to apply the discounted tuition for eligible Wisconsin K-12 teachers. Failure to do so may result in incorrect tuition charges.

3. This course requires a specific permission code in order to complete enrollment. You will receive an email that contains the permission code and enrollment instructions:

  • After you are admitted to UW-Parkside
  • Once you complete the email described in step 2 (above)

UW-Parkside offers Wisconsin teachers a discount on graduate level credit for certain courses. The tuition for this course is 1/2 the graduate tuition per credit rate. 

CURRENT UW-PARKSIDE TUITION RATES

Application and Enrolling
Denise Olstinske | denise.olstinske@uwp.edu

Course specific information
Dr. Gardner Seawright | seawrigh@uwp.edu

 

 

 

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