University of Wyoming Graduate Credit FAQ
Graduate Credit FAQ
Will there be workshops offered that will provide credits toward a graduate degree?
Yes, a series of workshops are offered through the Wyoming National Board Certification Initiative each semester.
Graduate-level Curriculum and Instruction credit is available for these workshops. These courses are designed to support teachers as they grow as professionals and simultaneously proceed through the Board Certification process and the UW Master’s program.
Where will the workshops be offered?
The workshops are offered in different locations around Wyoming. Dates and locations can be found on this website. Up to 9 total credit hours of the workshops can be taken by enrolled graduate students. These credits may be applied as electives in the Curriculum and Instruction Master’s program. Participants enroll in the courses through UW Outreach Credit Programs (toll free phone number: 1-800-448-7801)
Who will teach these workshops?
The workshops are taught by a team of facilitators lead by Barbara Maguire, a Nationally Board Certified teacher and expert in the National Board Certification process.
How many times can I take the National Board Certification workshops?
Graduate students/National Board Candidates can enroll in the workshops as many times as necessary/desired. For those seeking graduate degrees, up to 9 credits can be applied to the Curriculum and Instruction Master’s degree program as elective hours dependent upon the student’s committee approval.
Will I need to complete a Thesis or Plan B paper to finish my Curriculum & Instruction degree?
No, the National Board Certification (NBC) Portfolios will be accepted in lieu of a Plan B Paper for teachers pursuing NBC and a UW Master’s degree. This acceptance is dependent upon committee approval, not acceptance by the National Board. An agreement to utilize this procedure and maintain portfolio confidentiality has been reached between UW and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
What about tuition?
If I am already a National Board Certified teacher, can I apply my Certification work retroactively to a graduate degree?
No, the program is designed for those working on National Board Certification and a Curriculum & Instruction graduate degree simultaneously.
How do I apply for a UW Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Program?
The graduate application and other information can found at this link: http://ed.uwyo.edu/c_i/
What if I have Additional Questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Allen Trent, UW Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Alan Buss, UW Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Linda Hutchison UW Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Please contact either Barb Maguire, our Lead Facilitator or Mary Ellbogen Garland, President of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation with questions or comments.