The Department of Educational Policy Studies offers many courses for undergraduate students. Multidisciplinary courses in the history, sociology, and philosophy of education, comparative and international education, urban education, and educational anthropology are available to all students. Courses in policy analysis emphasize the social context and implications of policy decisions. The department has strong ties with institutions and scholars in other countries.
A new undergraduate degree program in education studies was recently approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The bachelor of science in education studies is designed to meet the needs of a growing number of undergraduate students who are interested in becoming involved in the realm of education, but not as teachers in the classroom. Major course work offers the multidisciplinary training needed to answer questions regarding domestic and global education policy and practice.
The popular educational policy studies certificate is also available to all undergraduate students. The completion of the EPS certificate formalizes a student's interest in the multiple dimensions of this discipline.
Information about faculty, staff, and other contributors to the Department of Educational Policy Studies can be found on the department's website.