Graduate Certificate in Educational Policy
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Policy prepares professionals to work in policy analysis as analysts, educational researchers, and policymakers in a range of levels, including local school districts, state agencies, nonprofit agencies, as support for elected officials, and the like.
Application and Admission
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to admission, must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average, and must declare their intent to pursue the certificate before completion of six credits in the certificate sequence. Applicants with a graduate degree must have a minimum 3.00 graduate grade point average. Those not already admitted to the Graduate School must complete the UW System online admission application (Note: For Safari users, application fee payment is temporarily unavailable. Changing browsers should resolve this short-term issue). Select “Graduate courses for personal/professional enrichment” as your reason for applying.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Policy requires the completion of 15 credits of graduate work: 6 core credits, 3 credits of quantitative methods, and 6 credits of electives, chosen in collaboration with the program coordinator.
|Ed Pol 613||(512) Context and Foundations of Educational Policy|
|Ad Lead 832||Educational Politics and Policymaking|
|Qualifying courses must include multiple linear regression. Acceptable options at UWM include:|
|Ed Psy 624||Educational Statistical Methods I|
|PoliSci 701||Techniques of Political Science Research|
|UrbPlan 740||Data Analysis Methods I|
|Sociology 979||Methods of Research and Analysis for Urban Social Institutions I|
|Other equivalent courses can also fulfill this requirement, as determined by department|
|Ad Lead 710||Organizational Change and Team Leadership|
|Ad Lead 862||School Finance|
|Advanced Statistical Methods Course (to be chosen with advisor)|
|Comm 862||Public Deliberation|
|Ed Pol 561||Education Issues in American Indian Communities|
|Ed Pol 602||Proposal Writing and Fundraising Skills for Community-Based Organizations|
|Ed Pol 610||Reproduction of Minority Communities.|
|Ed Pol 612||Community Participation and Power|
|Ed Pol 621||History of Native Education and Policy Development|
|Ed Pol 622||Community Policy Analysis (to be developed)|
|Ed Pol 625||Race Relations in Education|
|Ed Pol 630||Race and Public Policy in Urban America|
|Ed Pol 670||History of Urban Education Reform Policies|
|Ed Pol 680||Urban Education Policies: Problems and Opportunities|
|Ed Pol 822||Global Educational Studies|
|Poli Sci 749||Seminar in American Political Institutions|
|Other courses may be chosen in conjunction with student's advisor.|
To complete the program, a student must have a minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average in certificate courses taken at UWM.
Up to 3 credits of graduate coursework from another institution may be considered for transfer to the certificate program. To be eligible for transfer, the course must have been completed within the last 2 years, the student must have received a grade of B or better, and the Certificate Coordinator must approve the course for transfer.
Articulation with UWM graduate degree programs
No more than 50% of the credits required for the certificate may count toward meeting UWM graduate degree requirements.
Students must complete all courses for the certificate within 3 years from the date of initial enrollment in the certificate program.