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A teacher (black male) working with a student (white male) in the classroom

The Global Educator Certificate prepares future teachers to integrate global content and approaches into their professional practice.

Today’s classrooms are diverse and international, with teachers at the forefront of educating for global competence. Become an important advocate and ambassador in your school and the community.

Program Type

Graduate Certificate, Undergraduate Certificate

Program Format

On Campus
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The Global Education certificate is a 15 credit program for undergraduate and graduate students.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • The Global Educator Certificate is the only certificate of its kind in Wisconsin.
  • Minimal additional credits needed. Working with your advisor, you can easily fit the required coursework into your current undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Eligible for pre-service teacher education degree students.
  • Field experiences with United Nations international learning curriculum with Milwaukee Public Schools K-8 schools.
  • Gain practical hands-on experience both at UWM and in the community with partner organizations.

Students Will Learn To

  • Demonstrate their own awareness of the interconnectedness between communities, societies, economies and events and trends that cross national borders.
  • Embed global perspectives and practices into their teaching.
  • Become model global citizens who are culturally sensitive and informed about world affairs.
  • Develop an understanding of different cultures and languages, enhancing their ability to communicate across cultures.
  • Create scholarship that engages in critical inquiry, creativity and intellectual development and includes world trends, issues and events; past, present and into the future.
Jeffrey Hawkins (white man), Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning
  • Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
  • Director, Urban Education Doctoral Program