Graduate Certificate

Urban Education - Graduate Certificate

Urban Education - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Education
Educational Administration

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Education

Department of Educational Administration

Graduate Study
Urban Education - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Education, which is administered by the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education, is designed for students who aspire to understand and focus on issues involving urban education including the racial academic achievement gap; allocation of resources for urban schools; contexts of social, cultural, and economic differences; and the possibilities of transforming the ways in which urban school children learn to be active and engaged participants in their communities. 

The certificate is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs with approval from the urban education faculty. Students must meet the requirements of the certificate specified below, in addition to the requirements for the student’s primary degree program.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Urban Education

Students must complete the following (12 credits):  
1. The following course (3 credits):  
  EAD 901 Urban Education: An Historical Overview 3
2. Three of the following courses (9 credits):  
  CEP 943 Multicultural Issues in Special Education 3
  EAD 822 Engaging Diverse Students and Families 3
  EAD 830 Issues in Urban Education: Racial Achievement Gap 3
  EAD 926 School Finance and Operations 3
  EAD 940 Organizational Analysis of Education 3
  TE 961 Urban Politics, Education, and School Reform 3
  TE 962 Teachers and Teaching in Urban Contexts 3
  TE 963 Critical Race Theory in Education 3
3. Students must complete a research paper on a topic in urban education which may focus on issues related to policy, curriculum, leadership or counseling as they pertain to understanding problems and strengths in urban schools. The research paper topic must be pre-approved by the urban education faculty and completed while enrolled in one of the courses listed above.