The Metropolitan State University, School of Urban Education (UED) will prepare diverse, reflective, and resilient teachers who are outstanding in their commitment and ability to meet the needs of historically and currently underserved urban learners, schools, and communities. The School of Urban Education will collaborate with partners to assure that culturally and linguistically diverse urban learners experience high academic achievement from preschool through college.


The mission of the School of Urban Education is twofold:

  • To increase the number of well-prepared teachers of color in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and inner-ring suburbs so that the urban teaching workforce reflects the ethnically diverse population of students and their communities; and
  • To empower urban teachers with the content knowledge, pedagogical skills, urban field experiences, and professional dispositions needed to improve the educational achievement of historically and currently underserved urban learners and to advocate for their right to receive a high quality education.

Guiding Principles

School of Urban Education's Guiding Principles and Objectives