Certification and Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Urban Special Education


Requirements for Certification only:

Complete all courses required for licensure

Pass Praxis I/Core. A passing score within the past 5 years on the ACT, SAT or GRE can be accepted in place of the Praxis I/Core.

Pass Praxis II- Middle School Content (5146) prior to student teaching

Pass the Wisconsin State Foundations of Reading Test prior to student teaching

Complete and pass a semester of student teaching.

Successfully complete a professional portfolio

Complete the Wisconsin Licensure Teacher Performance Assessment for students applying for licensure on or after August 2016.

Requirement for Graduation with Master’s Degree:

  • Complete Master’s coursework with a 3.0 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Master’s coursework includes the courses required for certification, plus the following three additional courses:

                         o   MUE 549 Statistics

                         o   MUE 606 Introduction to Research

                         o   MUE 620 Case Study Research

  • Complete and pass a semester of student teaching.
  • Successfully complete a professional portfolio
  • Complete and present in writing and in an oral presentation case study research