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Master's in Youth Work - a Concentration in Cultural Foundations of Education

Make a positive impact on the lives of today's youth. The new Master's in Youth Work - a concentration in Cultural Foundations of Education - provides the knowledge and skills needed to understand adolescents, build relationships and lead them to a path of future success.


Many of the courses for this two-year, 30-credit Master's program can be completed online, or in small evening and weekend face-to-face classes. Up to nine approved transfer credits are accepted.

Throughout this program, participants will:
- Examine social forces affecting urban schools and communities
- Study key concepts in adolescent development and race relations
- Develop relationship-building skills to connect with youth
- Learn about group homes, community centers, runaway shelters, camps, after school, group care, and drug and alcohol counseling
- Complete field placement in a facility that serves youth

Course Requirements
In addition to the standard requirements for the UWM Cultural Foundations of Education degree, participants must take:
Overview of Child/Youth Care ED POL 581
Youth Work Practice ED POL 582
Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care ED POL 585
Leadership in Youth-Serving Organizations Ad Ldsp 617

And one of the following two courses:
Students At Risk (Causes) Ed Pol 534
Educating At Risk Students Ed Pol 535

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