Both education and industry need leaders who not only relate well with people, but who also are experts in their technical or educational specialty. The Wisconsin Technical College Certification at UW-Stout is intended to provide leaders for secondary and postsecondary schools, and in business and industry with further expertise in teaching, mentoring, coordination, training and supervision. The program is designed for teachers and administrators in secondary and postsecondary technical or community colleges, and instructors in business and industry. Theory and application are emphasized through learning by involvement with real life problems of education, business and industry. Program flexibility permits each student to pursue an individual career emphasis. There are two basic types of certificates available, one in Professional Education and the other in Industry and Technology. Find the course descriptions here. Degree coursework and experiences fall into three general areas of study: professional education, applied research, and business and industry. Individual programs covering these categories are planned jointly by the student and the program director. Skills, knowledge and aptitudes required to achieve students' goals are matched with graduate level learning experiences including coursework and seminars that utilize UW-Stout's state-of-the-art facilities. Off-campus learning may be facilitated through internships, outreach courses, independent study, distance education and a field study.