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Master of Science for Professional Educators builds confidence

Tim Jarmuz: 'The coursework was engaging, interesting, and very relevant to educational issues of the day.'
Tim Jarmuz: ‘The coursework was engaging, interesting, and very relevant to educational issues of the day.’

Tim Jarmuz got a career boost from the Master of Science for Professional Educators, a two-year program designed for K-12 teachers.

“It helped me gain confidence as an educator,” says Jarmuz, a fifth grade teacher from Stoughton, Wis.

The Master of Science for Professional Educators is offered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Educational Psychology, blending online courses with classroom learning. It’s geared toward practicing teachers who appreciate the chance to study at a distance in the fall and spring semesters, then collaborate face-to-face with classmates and faculty during two-week summer residencies.

‘Exceptional colleagues and instructors’

The program’s assignments are customized so students can focus on their area of interest.

“The coursework was engaging, interesting, and very relevant to educational issues of the day,” says Jarmuz.

He particularly appreciated the chance to build his professional network with fellow educators.

“The program allowed me to collaborate and learn from a variety of exceptional colleagues and instructors,” Jarmuz says.

For more information on the Master of Science for Professional Educators, see here.