Teacher Preparation Partnerships

The following Teacher Preparation programs and initiatives are collaborative efforts between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Clinical Experiences & Student Teaching


The School of Education is proud to collaborate with the Milwaukee Public Schools in the education of school professionals. Prospective teacher education students choose UWM because of its urban mission and their own desire to learn to teach in urban schools. More than 100 MPS schools collaborate in the education of pre-service teachers.

For additional information, contact:

Office of Clinical Experiences & Student Teaching
Phone: 229-6033
E-Mail: clinical-ex@uwm.edu

MPS School(s) District wide

Milwaukee Area Collaborative Science and Mathematics Teacher Education Program (MACSTEP)


MACSTEP is a science and mathematics teacher-preparation program at UWM that has been extensively reformed through the collaborative efforts of faculty, practicing teachers, former students, and other strategic players who worked to incorporate best practice into coursework and field experiences. Students benefit from highly coordinated courses and fieldwork experiences delivered through the synergy of instructors from UWM and MPS.

For additional information, contact:

Craig Berg, Professor
Phone: 229-4047
E-Mail: caberg@uwm.edu

Ray Scolavino, Lecturer
Phone: 229-2995
E-Mail: rscali3@yahoo.com

MPS School(s) District wide

Minority Teacher Forgivable Loan Program


Coordinated by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board, this loan program is offered to minority (African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Laotian, Cambodian, or Vietnamese) teacher education students who meet the qualifications set forth by the Board. Eligible borrowers may receive up to $2,500 a year (not to exceed a total of $5,000). Loans are forgiven at a rate of 25 percent for each year of teaching after certification.

For additional information, contact:

Felipe Rodriquez Jr.
Phone: 229-4721
E-Mail: felipe@uwm.edu

UWM/MPS Special Education Internship Program


The UWM/MPS Special Education Internship Program is an innovative program that prepares teachers to provide special education services at the early childhood, middle, or high school level. Post-baccalaureate special education students work in Milwaukee Public Schools as interns teaching with full teaching responsibilities. Interns are supported by full-time mentor teachers while earning certification through UWM.

Successful completion of the Internship Program leads to eligibility for Wisconsin teacher certification in special education.

For additional information, contact:

Brian Williams, Advisor
Enderis Hall 699
Phone: 414-229-4750
E-mail: briancw2@uwm.edu

Dr. Judy Winn, UWM/MPS Internship Coordinator/Associate Professor
Department of Exceptional Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-229-4109
E-mail: jwinn@uwm.edu