Academic Programs

With more than 80 full-time professors internationally recognized for their research, scholarship, and leadership, we have a place for you in our dynamic and challenging curriculum. Be a powerful voice in education. Browse through our academic programs below and choose from dozens of education-related careers.

Administrative Leadership


We'll help you develop skills for positions of leadership in educational arenas. As an educational leader, you will have the skills to nurture leadership among others in a wide range of elementary, secondary, and post secondary programs, as well as in business and industry.

Adult & Continuing Education Leadership
Master's, Online Master's, Ph.D.

Educational Administration & Supervision
Master's, Ph.D.

Higher Education Administration
Master's, Online Master's

Ph.D. Program
Ph.D

B.S. Educational Studies
Bachelor's

Health Professional Certificate (Graduate)
Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Support Services for Online Students in Higher Education
Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Certificate

American Sign Language


Located within the Department of Exceptional Education, the American Sign Language program and the Interpreter Training focus offers the only Bachelor's degree in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, the School of Education has a large staff of Deaf instructors, a large number of staff interpreters, and a large number of Deaf students attending.

American Sign Language Studies
Minor, Bachelor's

American Sign Language Teacher Education
Certification, Bachelor's

Interpreter Training Program
Certification, Bachelor's

Educational Policy & Community Studies


Providing students with a deeper understanding of urban educational issues with a focus on the historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural context of communities, schools, and society.

Community Engagement and Education (CEED)
Certificate, Bachelor's

CEED Certificate Programs:
Youth Work, Community Organizing, Community-Based Organizations, Child Care Administration

CEED Bachelor's Areas of Study:
Alternative Education, At-Risk Students, Child Care, Community-Based Organizations, Social Action, Urban Education, Youth Work

Other Certificate Programs:
Community Leadership Certificate and Living Learning Community (LLC)

Cultural Foundations of Education (CFE)
Master's (Face-to-Face or Online)

CFE Areas of Study:

Alternative Education (At-Risk Students), Community Organizing for Social Change, Community Partnerships and Engagement, Service Learning Partnerships, Community Power and Participation, Education Policy, Gender and Education, Race Relations, Urban Communities and Education, Youth Work.

DPI Licensing Certification

Alternative Education Certification 952

Educational Psychology


The Department of Educational Psychology maintains the collective responsibility for training students in the areasof school and community counseling, school psychology, learning and development, and educational statistics and measurement.

Children's Mental Health for School Professionals
Certificate

Counseling Psychology
Ph.D.

Educational Statistics and Measurement
Master's, Ph.D.

Learning and Development
Master's, Ph.D.

Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices
Online Certificate

School and Community Counseling
Master's

School Psychology
Ed.S., Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Degrees


Educational Studies
Bachelor's, Non-School Settings

The Educational Studies major is an individualized professional education program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree or a Second Undergraduate Degree in Education. It is an interdisciplinary degree option for students who wish to examine education as a discipline or to pursue careers as educators in non-school settings. The major also provides opportunities for study for individuals engaged in community-based or post-secondary education.

Health Professional Education
Certificate (Graduate Level)

The Health Professional Education Certificate is offered jointly by the College of Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the School of Education. It is a graduate level program. It is is designed to provide health professionals, such as nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists and other, with additional preparation in educational principles and theory to support them in their roles as educators of students, staff and clients.

Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention
Certificate

The Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention Certificate is a 16 credit certificate is jointly offered by the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Exceptional Education, and Educational Psychology. The program is for individuals who would benefit from updating their knowledge about current research and teaching methods in language and literacy and from learning about current approaches to intervention, such as Response to Intervention (RtI), a federal initiative contained in the 2004 reauthorization of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which directs more money and attention to integrated, interdisciplinary intervention.

Teaching


Through research, teaching and service, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction educates individuals to provide and advocate for equitable educational experiences that foster learning.

Bilingual
Certification

Curriculum & Instruction
Master's

Early Childhood Education
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

English
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

English as a Second Language
Certification, Bachelor's

Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

Mathematics
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

Reading Teacher
Certification

Reading Specialist
Certification

Science
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

Social Studies
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

World Languages
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

Teaching Special Education


The Department of Exceptional Education is committed to the preparation of personnel who teach and serve individuals with disabilities, particularly those in urban settings. Further, we support citizen and professional activities that optimize opportunities for individuals with disabilities that improve educational practices and services.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Certificate

Early Childhood
Certification, Master's

Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence
Certification, Master's

Early Adolescence - Adolescence
Certification, Bachelor's, Master's

Exceptional Education
Certification, Master's

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Certification, Master's

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing - Online
Certification, Master's

UWM / MPS Special Education Internship

Urban Education Doctoral Program


The Urban Education Doctoral Program is designed to integrate a particular area of specialization with the broader field urban education. Graduates apply their skills in a variety of settings - institutions of higher education, public or private school settings, federal, state or local government.

Specializations

Adult, Continuing and Higher Education Leadership
Ph.D.

Curriculum & Instruction
Ph.D.

Educational Administration
Ph.D.

Exceptional Education
Ph.D.

Multicultural Studies
Ph.D.

Social Foundations of Education
Ph.D.