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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


School of Education

Educational Policy and Community Studies

The Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies at UWM provides students with a deeper understanding about education and community contexts in urban areas, with a focus on the historical, political, economic, and sociocultural contexts of schools and society. The department offers a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Engagement and Education (CEED).

Students often choose to focus their coursework in one of the following areas:

  • Alternative Education/At-Risk Students
  • Child Care (Educator or Administrator Track)
  • Community Organizing for Social Change
  • Policy and Leadership in Community-Based Organizations
  • Urban Education
  • Youth Work

Students, past and present, are employed by charities, hospitals, schools, community-based organizations, and local government units in metropolitan Milwaukee. The Department does not offer licensure for teaching in K-12 public schools, but many graduates either seek post-baccalaureate certification or teach in private schools.

The purpose of the degree program is to assist those involved in community change activities and improve their ability to function in educational roles. Students can also select one of four optional submajors: Child Care, Community-Based Organizations Policy and Leadership, Child and Family Services, or Community Leadership. Students may seek certificates in Community Organizing, Community-Based Organizations & Leadership, Community Leadership, and Youth Work. Licensed teachers may seek an add-on state DPI certification in Alternative Education.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Engagement and Education is available as a second degree option.  Candidates for a second degree must satisfy all current requirements for an undergraduate degree for the degree program. Some of the requirements may be met by transfer credits. Students must complete at least 30 credits in residence at UWM after the date on which the first degree is awarded. If more than 30 credits are needed to complete all degree requirements, the last 30 credits must be completed in residence.

The Department works with individuals and groups that provide leadership in educational and community contexts and institutions. Students include state and local elected officials; community organizers and developers; personnel in human resource institutions, such as program developers, outreach workers, and administrators; teachers and directors of community day care programs; youth workers in community and group home care; teachers and directors of alternative schools; and citizen volunteers in community-based organizations.

The Department also offers a master’s degree program in Cultural Foundations of Education with areas of concentration in educational foundations and multicultural education as addressed through sociological, historical, philosophical, and comparative frames of reference. Additional information about the master’s degree program is available at www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/ed_policy/cfe.cfm.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION


Community Engagement and Education Admission. Community Engagement and Education majors must meet regular University requirements for admission and are admitted through the Department.

Prior Professional Educational Experience. A student who has been accepted as a major in Community Engagement and Education may earn Prior Professional Educational Experience (PPEE) credit that will be counted toward the Community Engagement and Education degree. Students must demonstrate competence by completing examinations. Credit is awarded in 3-credit blocks, if the student earns a grade of C or better, on each of the 14 essay examinations that s/he takes. The specific competencies are listed below:

Competency Areas

Cr.

   

Community Perspectives on Human Resource Programs

3

Resource Development

3

Local Community Systems

3

Political/Economic Analysis

3

Personal Growth Competency

3

Philosophies of Change

3

Group Process Skills

3

Leadership Issues

3

Research Skills

3

Change Strategies

3

Educational Advocacy

3

Administrative Skills

3

Social Problem Analysis

3

Conflict Resolution

3

Community Engagement and Education majors wishing to demonstrate their competencies for these credits are required to enroll in the competency examination course (ED POL 100, Community Education I) during their first or second semester of study. Students will be apprised of deadlines and procedures once they are enrolled in the course. The student may earn a maximum of 42 PPEE credits. These credits may be applied only to a Community Engagement and Education degree and only as lower division electives.

COURSE OF STUDY: MAJOR
Students take a common core of required introductory courses to help them learn how to evaluate the educational needs inherent in community social problems, devise appropriate change strategies, and improve their skills as advocates and educators. Students will have the opportunity to relate their programs of study to their community work.

A minimum of 120 credits distributed within specific categories is required for graduation. Please see your advisor for additional information.

The Department requires its students to meet the University’s General Education Requirements. Community Engagement and Education majors have until the beginning of their junior year (58 credits) to meet this requirement. Students admitted to the University for Semester I, 1986-87 or later must meet UWM’s General Education Requirements. University GER requirements were recently updated to include Oral and Written Communication and Quantitative Literacy Competencies. See your advisor to find out which set of requirements you must fulfill.

University GER Competency Requirements


Oral & Written Communication Competency

Quantitative Literacy Competency

Foreign Language


University GER Distribution Requirements


Arts

3 cr.

Humanities

6 cr.

Social Sciences

6 cr.

Natural Sciences

6 cr.

Cultural Diversity

3 cr.

Total

24 cr..


CURRICULUM FOR THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

Requirements for all CEED majors:

Credits

Course

   

3 cr. from the following

 

ENGLISH 201**, Strategies for Academic Writing
ENGLISH 202,  Writing in the Humanities
ENGLISH 205**, Business Writing
ENGLISH 206**, Technical Writing
ENGLISH 207**, Health Science Writing
ENGLISH 214**, Writing in the Professions: (Subtitled)
ENGLISH 230, Writing with Style

3 cr.

ED POL 111, Organizing for Social Action in Urban Communities

3 cr.

ED POL 112, Introduction to Community Education

3 cr.

ED POL 113, The Milwaukee Community

3 cr.

ED POL 114, Community Problems

3 cr.

ED POL 506, Research Techniques for Community Organizers and Community Educators

3 cr.

ED POL 601, Foundations of Community-Based Organizations

3 cr.

Cultural Diversity—choose from:
ED POL 460,  The Chicano Experience
ED POL 532,  Male Identity: Education and Development
ED POL 533,  Educating Black Males: Theories, Methods and Strategies
ED POL 560,  Education and Hispanics
ED POL 561*,  Education Issues in American Indian Communities
ED POL 610,  Reproduction of Minority Communities
ED POL 620,  History of the Education of African Americans
ED POL 621*,  History of Native Education and Policy Development
ED POL 624,  Gender and Education
ED POL 625*,  Race Relations in Education
ED POL 626,  Antiracist Education
ED POL 630,  Race and Public Policy in Urban America
Child Care submajors choose 625 or consult with advisor.

42 cr.
(Child and Family Services submajor
requires 33 cr.)

Lower Division Electives — upper or lower division courses from any school/college.

Students may earn elective units through Educational Policy and Community Studies courses, including prior professional educational experience, transfer units, or other UWM courses.

Total 66 cr.  (57 for CFS)

 

* Meets University GER Cultural Diversity Requirement also.
** Meets University GER Oral & Written Communication Part B Competency requirement.

In addition to these common requirements, students must complete one of the following sets of requirements:

CEED—no submajor:


Educational Policy Foundations

15 cr. ED POL 300-level or higher; a maximum of 6 cr. of fieldwork (ED POL 409, 688, or 698) may be used toward meeting this requirement; ED POL 499 cannot be used for this requirement.

Upper Division Electives

15 cr. 300-level or higher from any school/college; including upper division transfer units. These courses should be chosen by the student in consultation with an Educational Policy and Community Studies advisor.

Total 30 cr.

 


Submajor-specific Requirements

CEED—Community-Based Organizations Policy and Leadership submajor

   

6 cr.
CBO Policy Analysis Required

ED POL 602, Proposal Writing and Fundraising Skills for Community-Based Organizations
ED POL 605, Community-Based Organization Funding

6 cr. from the following
CBO Policy Analysis Elective

ED POL 409, Fieldwork/Practicum in Education and the Community
ED POL 603, Policy Analysis for Community-Based Organizations
ED POL 604, Marketing for Community-Based Organizations
ED POL 510, Human Relations for Community Organizations & Community Engagement
ED POL 609, Community Partnerships
ED POL 610, Reproduction of Minority Communities
ED POL 612, Community Participation and Power
ED POL 630, Race and Public Policy in Urban America
ED POL 633, Community Development for Low-Income and Minority Communities

6 cr. from the following:
Management and Leadership

AD LDSP 507, Introduction to Group Leadership
AD LDSP 537, Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs
AD LDSP 581, Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Programs
AD LDSP 582, Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs
AD LDSP 607, Coordination of Staff Development and Training Program
AD LDSP 617, Leadership in Youth-Serving Organizations
AD LDSP 647, Evaluation of Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Programs
AD LDSP 667, Program Planning in Adult Education

12 cr.
Upper Division Electives

300-level or higher from any school/college or transfer credit equivalent. See Professor Michael Bonds.

Total 30 cr.

 


CEED—Child Care submajor

Also listed below are course substitutions for students who matriculate into the department with an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in Early Childhood Education under the department's articulation agreement with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).

NOTE: Students completing the Administrator Track also receive a Certificate in Child Care Administration from the UWM Center for Early Childhood Professional Development & Leadership, and earn the Wisconsin Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators from The Registry.

6 cr.
Educational Policy Foundations

ED POL 375, Cultural Foundations of Education
OR
ED POL 530, Urban Education: Foundations
ED POL 534, The Student at Risk (Causes)
OR
ED POL 535, Educating At-Risk Students

6 cr.
Child Care Foundations

ED POL 381, Introduction to Child Care
(WTCS AAS substitute: Analysis of Child Care Environments)
ED POL 383, Child Care Programming: (Subtitled)
(WTCS AAS substitute: Developing Early Childhood Programs)

3 cr.
Program Focus

CURRINS 585, Best Practices in Early Childhood for Children and Families
(WTCS AAS substitute: Regulation of Child Care)


Plus the following, for either the Educator or Administrator track:

9 cr.
Educator Track Requirements

ED POL 302, Approaches to Relationships in the Child Care Setting
ED POL 340, Organizing and Operating a Child Care Center
ED POL 416, Analysis of Child Care Environments

6 cr.
Educator Track Electives

300-level or higher from any school/college or transfer credit equivalent
(WTCS AAS Substitute: CURRINS 301, Infants and Toddlers Care, 3 cr..; and CURRINS 302, Curriculum at the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Levels, 3 cr..)

OR

15 cr.
Administrator Track Requirements

ED POL 582, Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs
ED POL 584, Early Childhood Programs and the External Environment
AD LDSP 581, Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Programs
AD LDSP 583, Financial Management and Planning in Early Childhood Programs
AD LDSP 586, Administrative Seminar: Leadership in Early Childhood Programs

Total 30 cr.

 


CEED—Community Leadership submajor


3 cr.
Community Leadership Foundation

ED POL 315, Group Process and Civic Engagement

3 cr. from the following:
Professional Standards

AD LDSP 579, Current Topics: (Leadership and Ethics)
ED POL 510, Human Relations for Community Organizations & Community Engagement

9 cr. from the following:
Community Leadership Concentration

ED POL 409, Fieldwork/Practicum in Education and the Community
ED POL 603, Community Policy Analysis
ED POL 607, Service Learning and Community Engagement
ED POL 608, Social Media and Technology for Community Engagement
ED POL 609, Community Partnerships
ED POL 610, Reproduction of Minority Communities
ED POL 612, Community Participation and Power
ED POL 630, Race and Public Policy in Urban America
ED POL 633, Community Development for Low-Income and Minority Communities

3 cr. from the following:
Management and Leadership

AD LDSP 507, Introduction to Group Leadership
AD LDSP 537, Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs
AD LDSP 607, Coordination of Staff Development and Training Program
AD LDSP 617, Leadership in Youth-Serving Organizations
AD LDSP 647, Evaluation of Adult and Continuing Education Programs
AD LDSP 667, Program Planning in Adult Education

3 cr. from the following:
Social/Historical Foundations

COMMUN 472, Rhetoric of Radicalism in the United States
ED POL 640, The Rise and Fall of America's Southern Civil Rights Movement
ED POL 650, The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Cities
HIST 440, History of the American Working Classes
HIST 446, African Americans Since the Civil War
His 460, The History of Poverty in America
HIST 468, The American Feminist Movement
SOCIOL 235, Social Change in the Global Economy
SOCIOL 304, Political Sociology
SOCIOL 321, Contemporary Issues of the American Indian
SOCIOL 323, Perspectives on Latino Communities
SOCIOL 324, Comparative Race Relations
SOCIOL 325, Social Change
SOCIOL 333, Social Class in Industrial Society
WMNS 303, Feminist Activism and Movements: (Subtitled)

3 cr. from the following:
Capstone/Practicum

ED POL 409, Fieldwork/Practicum in Education and the Community
AD LDSP 630, Field Work in Schools, Agencies and Institutions
NURS 403, Practice, Research and Leadership Role Development I
WMNS 489, Internship in Women's Studies
COMMUN 698, Internship in Communication

6 cr.
Upper Division Electives

300-level or higher from any school/college

Total 30 cr.

 


CEED—Child and Family Services submajor


9 cr.
Social Work Lower Division

SOC WRK 100, Introduction to Social Work
SOC WRK 206, Introduction to Social Welfare Policy
SOC WRK 250, Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3 cr. from the following:
CBO Practice

ED POL 602, Proposal Writing and Fundraising Skills for Community-Based Organizations
ED POL 604, Community Policy Analysis
ED POL 605, Community-Based Organization Funding
ED POL 633, Community Development for Low-Income and Minority Communities

3 cr. from the following:
At-Risk Children

ED POL 534, The Student at Risk (Causes)
ED POL 535, Educating At-Risk Students

3 cr. from the following:
Youth Work

ED POL 580, An Overview of Child/Youth Care
SOC WRK 580, An Overview of Child/Youth Care
EXCEDUC 580, An Overview of Child/Youth Care

3 cr.
Race Relations

ED POL 625, Race Relations in Education

3 cr.
Fieldwork

ED POL 409, Fieldwork/Practicum in Education and the Community

5 cr.
Social Work

SOC WRK 310, Social Work Methods I
SOC WRK 562, Child and Family Services

10 cr.
Upper Division Electives

300-level or higher from any school/college

Total 39 cr.

 


COURSE OF STUDY: MINOR

The minor in Community Engagement and Education is open to all undergraduate students, but should be of particular interest to majors in Africology, anthropology, business, communication, curriculum and instruction, philosophy, political science, psychology, social welfare, and sociology.

With this minor, students can learn about local urban communities and how to improve them. This practical knowledge can provide a foundation for building a career in human services.

Students may declare the minor after completing at least 45 credits, but prior to completing 75 credits.

The minor consists of 18 credits distributed in the following manner:


3 cr.

ED POL 112, Introduction to Community Education

3 cr.

ED POL 114, Community Problems

12 cr.

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