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CONTENT EXPERTISE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

In this concentration you will update content expertise with graduate level courses to enhance teaching skills while adding to your credentials and career progression.

Content area expertise is for those working professionals who need a higher credential than their bachelor's degree in their selected major, and want it to be immediately applicable to employment.  Teachers who wish to expand their teaching to the college level, as well as demonstrate applied expertise in addition to knowledge.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Effectively communicate the subject matter of their discipline with other professionals
  • Understand current research approaches in their discipline
  • Utilize advanced knowledge in the subject matter of their discipline to address a practical challenge
  • Articulate the significance of the subject matter of their discipline in an applied setting
  • Demonstrate mastery of the subject matter of the discipline through its integration with other disciplines

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CONTENT EXPERTISE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR CONCENTRATION

Sociology
MAPS 722  |  Social Justice and Public Service (required)  Examines environmental justice, poverty, homelessness, and gender inequality, housing inequality and educational inequality need to follow the same footsteps of environmental inequality.

MAPS 710 | The Global City  Rethinks urbanism and the global city under present-day conditions, including modernity, late- capitalism and globalization.

MAPS 720 | Foundations of Public Service  Investigates management, policy, urban studies and leadership in the public sector.

MAPS 721 | Public Policy  Examines how political coalitions shape policy outcomes, the influence of institutions on policy design, and the evaluation of public policy.

MAPS 729 |  Special Topics in Public Service  Provides an in depth study of new and/or special-interest subject areas within the discipline.  Course may be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credits.

MAPS 523 |  Institutional Racism in America  Examines racism within various institutions such as public government bodies, private businesses, and universities. Outlines political, social, ecological and economic effects of racism. Not open to those with credit in SOCA 323.

MAPS 799 |  Independent Study  Provides an opportunity to work on an independent research study or project under the supervision of a faculty member.

Political Science
MAPS 721 | Public Policy (required)  Examines how political coalitions shape policy outcomes, the influence of institutions on policy design, and the evaluation of public policy.

MAPS 517 | Strategic Decision Making  Examines decision making from both a rational and cognitive-bureaucratic perspective. Investigates the universal applications of theoretical strategic thinking, integrates tactical and strategic decision making, and applies creative and critical thinking in strategic formulation and implementation. Explores case studies of military, political and corporate strategies. Not open to those with credit in POLS 317.

MAPS 512 | Global Warming Policy and Governance  Examines and evaluates greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation policies that a variety of national and sub- national governments are implementing.  Not open to those with credit in POLS 312.

MAPS 523 | Institutional Racism in America  Examines racism within various institutions such as public government bodies, private businesses, and universities. Outlines political, social, ecological and economic effects of racism. Not open to those with credit in SOCA 323.

MAPS 710 | The Global City  Rethinks urbanism and the global city under present-day conditions, including modernity, late- capitalism and globalization.

MAPS 720 | Foundations of Public Service  Investigates management, policy, urban studies and leadership in the public sector.

MAPS 799 | Independent Study  Provides an opportunity to work on an independent research study or project under the supervision of a faculty member.

 

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.

 

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.

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