It's Time, Wisconsin

Where others see challenges,
we see opportunities


Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education – the state’s premier school for the study and practice of urban education.


We prepare people to be leaders in their professions, as teachers, counselors, administrators, special education teachers, and leader-educators in social service agencies, business, government and industry. Our graduates work in dozens of education-related careers. We’re proud to call them our Powerful Voices in education.

For more information on careers in education, http://www4.uwm.edu/soe/academics/

Our mission is to prepare you to meet the unique social and economic challenges facing our urban, suburban and rural schools. We combine theory and practice – with extensive opportunities for hands-on, practical experience before you graduate – led by a diverse faculty recognized internationally for scholarship, leadership and research.

If you’re interested in education, we have a lot to talk about.

We'd love to help you become a Powerful Voice in education. Please contact us and we will help you get started.



  Powerful Numbers 

The School of Education recently celebrated the 125th anniversary of preparing educators in Wisconsin, going all the way back to the founding of the Milwaukee Normal School in 1885.

In fall 2011, 2,639 students were enrolled in the School of Education, with 575 students working in our initial teacher preparation programs.

Our graduate programs enrolled 742 students, with the largest numbers in Educational Psychology, Higher Education Administration, Adult Continuing Education, and Educational Administration.

There were 463 students in our master’s degree programs, and 171 in our doctoral degree programs – including 102 in Wisconsin’s only doctoral program in Urban Education.

We have more than 22,000 alumni, many of whom live and work in Wisconsin. But we’re well represented throughout the United States.