Early, real-world field-based experiences are critical to your formation of accurate concepts about urban teaching and your development as a prospective teacher. As you advance through your teacher education program at UWM, you will be involved in a variety of urban field experiences designed to promote your ability to observe and reflect as well as to plan and carry out instruction effectively with individuals, small groups, and large groups of learners.
The UWM School of Education is proud to collaborate with the Milwaukee Public Schools in the education of school professionals. We take our urban mission seriously and expect that prospective teacher education candidates choose our programs because of a desire to learn to teach in an urban context. Our programs will prepare you to provide maximum educational opportunities for children in our urban community. In some placements you will be paired or grouped with peers so that you will have opportunities to learn to plan for instruction and to teach collaboratively. You will acquire a variety of management and instructional methods; you will become an effective problem solver in a variety of settings with members of diverse groups; and you will develop skills in integrating learning theory with teaching practice.
UWM School of Education MissionTo provide leadership and inspiration for learning and human development in urban communities.
UWM School of Education Vision To become a premier urban school of education recognized for its diversity, and known for excellence in teaching, learning and research.