PK-12 Professional Development

The UWM School of Continuing Education collaborates with the UWM School of Education to provide professional development programs serving teachers, school administrators, counselors, social workers, and other professionals working with the PK-12 age group in a variety of settings. Credit and non-credit courses are available on site, off site, and online, and are scheduled at convenient times, including evenings and weekends. These courses provide opportunities for educators to expand their professional development, as well as fulfill certification requirements.

The UWM School of Continuing Education also partners with the Wisconsin Afterschool Network to provide entry level courses for leaders and staff serving after-school and out of school programs. Caring for and enriching the lives of school-age children beyond the school day requires a unique set of skills that combines and crosses many professional disciplines and is grounded in an understanding of the growth and development of children. Working with school-age children in the informal out-of-school time is a commitment to making a difference for children. The general age range of children in out-of-school programs is 5 to 12 years.

Exciting Opportunity: Free Courses for Educators!

Thank you to the Larson Trust for providing educators with the opportunity to enroll in some of our amazing educational courses for free. The Trust will cover the fee for the first 10 enrollments in the 2024 summer sessions of each of the following courses.

Building a Trauma-Informed Classroom
Teaching Culturally

Don’t delay, click on the course and register today to take advantage of this generous offer.

ACT 31: History, Culture and Sovereignty Rights of Wisconsin Indians

June 3-9, 2024 Live Online

Aug 12-18, 2024 Live Online

Nov 11-17, 2024 Live Online

Jan 21-25, 2025 Live Online

Mar 18-22, 2025 Live Online

June 3-7, 2025 Live Online

Building a Trauma-Informed Classroom

Tue, July 30-Aug 20, 2024 Live Online

Feb 25-Mar 18, 2025 Live Online

July 29-Aug 19, 2025 Live Online

Disparities in School Discipline

Open enrollment – Register anytime On-Demand Online

Disparities in Special Education

Open enrollment – Register anytime On-Demand Online

Introduction to the School-Age Care Profession

Open enrollment – Register anytime On-Demand Online

Spanish for Educators: Part I

10 Wed, Mar 20-May 22, 2024 Live Online

10 Wed, June 5-Aug 14, 2024 Live Online

10 Wed, Oct 2-Dec 11, 2024 Live Online

Teaching Culturally

5 Thu, July 25-Aug 22, 2024 In-person


June 26-28, 2024 Combined Online


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