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.Course of Study
The major is interdepartmentally based, and students, with their advisors, develop a course of study which emphasizes course work appropriate to the academic/professional goals of the student. Currently the focus areas are adult education and youth leadership. Early Care & Education is no longer accepting admits effective March 1, 2013.Degree Requirements
A minimum of 128 credits is needed for graduation. Students must satisfy all UWM,
Educational Studies Core Curriculum Requirements: A total of 36 credits is required in liberal arts course work with 9 credits in each of the following areas: the humanities, fine arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. For courses which satisfy the distribution requirements in these areas, see the current Schedule of Classes.
Students not enrolled in a degree program in an accredited institution prior to September, 1986, must also meet the UWM General Education Requirements (GER).
Educational Studies Major: The Educational Studies Major is a means of developing professional skills. It requires completing at least 42 credits, 34 of them in the
- Focus Area. A minimum of 15 credits in the chosen area of concentration:
Early Care and Education (No longer accepting admits effective March 1, 2013)
- Field Work, 3-6 cr. Practical experience applying the professional field work skills of the student in an appropriate work setting
- Common Learnings Component. Each student must earn 24 credits in course work which develops knowledge of social cultural perspectives, human development and learning, program development, and communication skills/group processes. Contact the Office of Academic Services for a list of acceptable course titles
Students enrolled as Educational Studies majors must complete a minimum of 12 credits of advanced level course work offered through departments outside the
The program allows for a significant number of general University electives. For example, an Educational Studies major interested in rehabilitation services may elect supportive course work in psychology, while the student interested in day care may choose to study in communication, social work, or other appropriate departments.
This program is also available as a second degree option at the Undergraduate level.For additional information about this program, contact schedule an appointment with Tammy Badura in the Office of Academic Services in Enderis Hall.
Scheduling Location: Enderis Hall 209
Telephone: (414) 229-4721 (for appointment)Fax: (414) 229-4705