The Master of Science in Urban Education degree is designed for the following graduate students:
licensed educators or other professionals working with urban youth and schools who are seeking a general professional development experience
professionals working with urban youth and schools who are seeking specific areas of professional development in English as a Second Language or Special Education
individuals seeking to become a licensed secondary teacher in Minnesota with a commitment to working with urban youth and schools
The coursework in this program is designed to examine the racial, socioeconomic, cultural, historical, structural and systemic contexts and conditions of urban education. An asset orientation towards urban learners, families, schools, and communities is emphasized. Research on promising efforts to close gaps and create equitable learning opportunities and achievement for E-12 students is analyzed. Courses provide students opportunities to integrate theory, practice, critical reflection and research within a school or community setting to improve E-12 student learning. See program brochure.
Secondary Education Teacher Preparation for those seeking initial grades 5-12 licensure in one of four core content areas-Communication Arts & Literature, Life/General Science, Mathematics, or Social Studies.
Special Education for those seeking professional development and for those who are already licensed general education teachers wanting to earn K-12 additional licensure as an Academic Behavioral Strategist. See promotional flyer.