The UWM School of Education Ph.D. in Urban Education is designed to integrate a particular area of specialization with the broader field of 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 agencies, community organizations, and the private sector. Under the auspices of the Urban Education Doctoral Program (UEDP), the department of Administrative Leadership offers two specializations:
- Adult and Continuing Education Leadership
- Educational Administration
Adult and Continuing Education Leadership Specialization
The Adult & Continuing Education Leadership specialization is committed to the development of reflective administrative practitioners and leaders of a wide variety of urban organizations. These include post-secondary institutions (e.g. comprehensive colleges and universities, vocational and technical schools, two-year centers, etc.), health care organizations, business and industry organizations, community agencies, religious organizations, and others. Doctoral students receive research-based preparation to fill several roles within these organizations such as Professor and Scholar, Administrative/Manager, Program Planner/Developer, Instructor/Trainer, Consultant, Counselor, and others. Learn more >>
Educational Administration Specialization
The specialization in Educational Administration focuses on the development of educational leaders, particularly for service in urban metropolitan areas. Individuals trained in this program can provide excellence in leadership, and nurture leadership among others in the school community, create positive work environments for students, staff, and parents, and affect and contribute to the quality of teaching and learning in the district and within its schools. The curriculum is rooted in a knowledge base which draws from a variety of sources including current research and literature, national and state professional association standards, federal and state governmental guidelines, and the field of practice. The program takes a holistic, integrated approach to administrator preparation: the domains are woven throughout the curriculum in order to explore the complex interplay between the principles and theories as a whole. Learn more >>
Admission requirements, including information on minimum GPA, entrance exams, interviews, letters of recommendation, and transcripts, are detailed on the Urban Education Doctoral Program Web site.