The Inclusion and Accessibility program is designed for those interested in working with students and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings. The focus is on understanding disability and disability policy broadly, along with 9 credits in 3 of the following areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Deaf History and Culture, Transition to Post-Secondary Environments, and an International Focus in Disability. This major is for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in non-profit, for-profit, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide services to children and adults with disabilities (Transition Specialist, Job Coach, Line Therapist, Residential Service Provider, international aid agency, etc.).
|University General Education Requirements*||30-42|
|Minimum credits for degree||120|
*Requirement credit totals vary based on student test scores, previous area-specific knowledge, and GER course choice.
University General Education Requirements (GER)
|GER Competency Requirements|
|Oral and Written Communication, Part A||0-3|
English Placement Test score at level 4 or higher, or pass English 102 with a grade of C or better
|Oral and Written Communication, Part B||3|
Complete an OWC-B approved advanced course with a grade of C or better
|Quantitative Literacy, Part A||0-3|
Math Placement Test code 30 or higher, or pass Math 102, 103, 105, or 175 with a grade of C or better
|Quantitative Literacy, Part B||3|
Complete a QL-B approved advanced course with a grade of C or better
|Complete one of the following:|
2 consecutive semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language with passing grades
2 consecutive years of high school instruction in a single foreign language with passing grades
Demonstrate language proficiency on approved exam
|GER Distribution Requirements|
Select one approved GER-A designated course
Select two approved GER-HU designated courses
Select two approved GER-SS designated courses
Select one approved GER-NS or GER-NS+ designated course
Select one approved GER-NS+ designated course, which includes a lab component
Select one approved GER-CD designated course
Students must complete the Core Courses and any combination of three 9-credit strands.
|Required for Admission:|
|ED POL 375||Cultural Foundations of Education||3|
|EXCEDUC 300||The Exceptional Individual||3|
|EXCEDUC 547||Comparative Special Education||3|
|EXCEDUC 548||Introduction to Disability Studies||3|
|EXCEDUC 595||Technology Applications for Diverse Learners||3|
|EXCEDUC 608||Multicultural Learning and Teaching in Special Education||3|
|EXCEDUC 662||Collaborative Strategies||3|
|EXCEDUC 679||Critical Issues in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities (This course required for this strand)||3|
|Job Development and On the Job Support for Students with Disabilities|
|Transition Assessment for Individuals with Disabilities|
|Linking Academics and Self-Determination to Transition Planning|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders Strand|
|EXCEDUC 560||Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders (GER-OWCB)||3|
|EXCEDUC 561||Methods for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|EXCEDUC 585||Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care||3|
|American Sign Language Strand|
|EXCEDUC 301||American Sign Language I||3|
|EXCEDUC 330||Deaf History||3|
|EXCEDUC 352||American Deaf Culture||3|
|Global Studies Strand|
|EXCEDUC 297||Study Abroad:||9|
|Electives to ensure 120 credits|
|Students should work with their academic advisor in selecting the additional elective courses, minor, or certificate.|
Requirements for Graduation
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 120 credits;
- Completion of university GER;
- Completion of program requirements;
- Minimum GPA of 2.0
Advance to Major
Minimum Application Requirements
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.
Honors in the School of Education
Dean's Honor List
GPA of 3.750 or above, earned on a full-time student's GPA on 12 or more graded credits in a given semester.
Honors Degree and Honors Degree with Thesis
Granted to graduating seniors who complete Honors College requirements, as listed in the Honors College section of this site.
Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or above, based on a minimum of 40 graded UWM credits earned prior to the final semester, will receive all-university commencement honors and be awarded the traditional gold cord at the December or May Honors Convocation. In schools and colleges in which fewer than 15% of the traditional students have a 3.500 GPA, all-university honors will be awarded to approximately the top 15% of graduating students. A criterion GPA (not lower than 3.200) for this 15% will be calculated based on statistics from the previous comparable semester. Please note that for honors calculation, the GPA is not rounded and is truncated at the third decimal (e.g., 3.499).
Earned on a minimum of 60 graded UWM credits: Cum Laude - 3.500 or above; Magna Cum Laude - 3.650 or above; Summa Cum Laude - 3.800 or above.