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MS in Urban Education

The Master of Science in Urban Education is designed for educators and other professionals who are interested in addressing issues in urban settings and schools and who want to clarify their understanding of theoretical foundations, engage in critical dialogue, and broaden their expertise in action research. This degree emphasizes a social justice theoretical foundation and draws on the belief that students become reflective professionals by developing an understanding of formal and informal education within diverse sociocultural, linguistic, political, and economic contexts. The curriculum requires candidates to produce an Action Research or community-based research project related to justice-oriented urban education. Students will cultivate knowledge and skills to advocate for children and communities both locally and globally. The Master’s program requires the completion of 33 semester hours of course work at the graduate level with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six graduate hours may be transferred from another institution, upon approval from an advisor. The program offers instructional and foundational areas of concentration from which students can select.

Career Outlook

  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • Professor
  • School Administrator
  • Teacher