This certificate program prepares students for mid-level positions in community-based organizations and provides a base for graduate work in non-profit management and other related areas. Students take coursework in foundations and policy, which provides an overview of the workings and role of CBOs, fundraising and marketing, and in leadership to provide knowledge in preparation for supervisory and management roles.
|Foundations and Policy|
|ED POL 601||Foundations of Community-Based Organizations||3|
|Community Policy Analysis|
|Community-Based Organization Funding|
|Reproduction of Minority Communities|
|Race and Public Policy in Urban America|
|Fundraising and Marketing|
|ED POL 602||Proposal Writing and Fundraising Skills for Community-Based Organizations||3|
|or ED POL 604||Marketing for Community-Based Organizations|
|Operations Management in Early Childhood Programs|
|Quality Controls and Accountability for Community-Based Organizations|
|Social Media and Technology for Community Engagement|
|Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs|
|Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Programs|
|Leadership in Youth-Serving Organizations|
Our purpose is to provide collaborative, mentoring relationships which promote educational, career, and professional development. We value a student-centered, holistic, and ethical approach to advising based on strong partnerships with students, faculty and staff, and the larger campus community. We are committed to creating a respectful and supportive environment. We encourage students to be self-reliant through informed decisions and choices based upon dissemination of accurate information. We value our own continuous professional development to enhance the quality of the advising experience.
How to Prepare for an Advising Meeting
- Review your Advisement Report in PAWS.
- Come prepared with questions or topics for discussion.
- Make a list of courses you think you should take.
- Investigate opportunities to prepare for the job you want.
- Keep a record of your academic progress.
- Understand you are ultimately responsible for creating your educational, life, and career plans.
- Maintain honest and open communication with your advisor.
- Take responsibility for choices you make as a student and member of the UW-Milwaukee community.
Scheduling an Appointment
Office of Student Services
Enderis Hall, Room 209
Walk-in advising is for current School of Education students and is limited to 10-15 minutes. Offered weekly on Thursday from 1-4 PM, these opportunities allow for you to meet briefly with your assigned academic advisor, or an advisor familiar with your program of study.
Transfer Student Not Yet Enrolled at UWM?
If you are attending a different college or university and would like to transfer to UWM to study in the School of Education and have questions, please connect with our Transfer Advisor, Emilee Schultz, at (414) 229-6019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a School of Education graduate student, you may schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor by contacting your faculty advisor directly. Faculty contact information can be found in the People Directory. Your faculty advisor will be listed in your PAWS account. If you are unsure who your advisor is, please contact Graduate Program Admissions Specialist Allison Hochmuth.