The Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies provides students with an understanding of urban educational issues, with a focus on the historical, political, economic and socio-cultural contexts of communities, schools and society. Join our program and explore the causes of inequality in urban communities and schools and learn about strategies for addressing urban challenges.

Our Programs

Bachelors Degree, Community Engagement and Education

Optional Submajors and Certificates:

Community-Based Organizations: Policy and Leadership

Community Leadership

Child Care

Youth Work

Masters Degree, Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education

Optional Focus Areas:

Alternative Education

Community Empowerment and Change

Community Partnerships and Engagement

Educational Policy

Race, Class, and Gender in Education

Urban Education

Youth Work

Alternative Education Add-On License (DPI 952 Certification for Currently Licensed Teachers)


Have questions about a program or looking for academic or career advice? Our advisors are here to help. Community education majors are assigned to faculty advisors in Educational Policy and Community Studies. The department also offers drop-in advising for new students, transfer students, current students and students seeking information about the program. For graduate programs, we assign individual faculty advisors at admission.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program

(414) 229- 4721

Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Educational Policy & Community Studies
School of Education
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201