Urban areas throughout the United States combine a rich diversity of race, ethnicity, language, culture, and class with high concentrations of poverty. The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in Urban Education will assist early-career certified teachers and other education professionals in understanding, valuing, and contributing to the rich tapestry of schools and communities in urban and urbanizing settings in order to enhance learning outcomes for all students. The certificate prepares educational professionals to work in urban environments through a focus on building a deep understanding of urban residents; creating strong partnerships between schools, families, and communities; and developing the leadership skills necessary for leading change initiatives related to urban education. Through core course activities and individual preparation, participants will demonstrate an understanding of and competencies in:
- Understanding the interrelationships of race, class, and culture in urban classrooms.
- Communicating effectively within the school and parent community.
- Engaging community resources to enhance learning experiences.
- Building leadership capacity within the school setting.
- Linking school and classroom practices with systemic initiatives.
- Understanding the implications of recent research about urban school reform.
The certificate offers three different tracks, including pedagogy, policy, and partnerships. Students in each track take the same three core courses. Each track also includes two additional specialization courses, as well as one research course, as described below.
View an online information session that took place with Dr. Margaret Brown to learn more about the program. The session can be accessed at http://connect.johnshopkins.edu/p94157026/.
851.630 School, Family, and Community Collaboration for School Improvement I
880.611 The Social Context of Urban Education
880.613 Teaching, Learning and Leadership for Successful Urban Schools
810.607 Culturally Responsive Teaching
880.603 Educating the Whole Child: Teaching to the Developmental Needs of the Urban Child
880.617 Urban School Reform
851.512 Politics of Education
880.617 Urban School Reform
851.631 School, Family, and Community Collaboration for School Improvement II
Research Courses (Choose one):
880.624 Evaluation and Research in Education
881.611 Action Research for School Improvement
Gainful Employment Disclosure
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