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School of Urban Education

Metropolitan State University's School of Urban Education (UED) is designed to meet the need of urban schools for diverse teachers who can improve students' educational achievement. The School of Urban Education prepares prospective teachers who can build on the talents and resiliency of diverse urban learners for success in school and life.  The School of Urban Education also provides graduate education to educators of diverse youth seeking additional licensure or professional development.

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Our approach to teacher education focuses on preparing reflective and resilient teachers who are outstanding in their commitment to teaching urban youth and providing equal educational opportunity.  Our mission is focused explicitly on increasing the racial diversity of preK-12 teachers, and School of Urban Education students, faculty and staff are the most diverse of any teacher education unit in Minnesota.  By attracting teachers of color and low-income or 'first generation' college students into teaching careers, the School of Urban Education provides urban schools with competent educators who can relate to the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse youth and their communities.

The School of Urban Education works in collaboration with Metro area community colleges and school districts to provide support and increased pathways for becoming an effective urban teacher.

Faculty and Staff

Urban Teacher Program Faculty

School of Urban Education Staff

College of Liberal Arts Faculty and Staff

College of Sciences Faculty and Staff

Resources for Master’s Students

School of Urban Education departments and programs

For School of Urban Education students

Vision, mission and guiding principles

The vision, mission and guiding principles of the School of Urban Education.

Urban Education undergraduate admissions requirements

Criteria, requirements and deadlines for School of Urban Education undergraduate admission.

Urban Education advising

Urban Education academic advisor contact information.

Field experience sites

Locations that qualify for Urban Education field experience.

Journal of Educational Foundations

A scholarly journal hosted by Metropolitan State University.

Resources for Urban Education students

Scholarship information and licensure help.