Minor in Urban Education
The School of Education offers a Minor in Urban Education designed to give students an overview of the complexities of urban education, historically, socially, politically, economically, and culturally, in the United States. Students will be required to take at least three of the five courses in the School of Education. This program of study allows students to begin considering the unique challenges faced by students and educators in, and the communities surrounding, urban schools. While there is an emphasis on the social, political, and historical impacts on educational systems in large cities in the US, there is also study of instructional issues especially pertinent to urban schooling. The Minor in Urban Education consists of five courses, one required and four electives from a variety of departments across campus.
Program of Study
The minor in Urban Education is 15 credit program.
|Required (3 credits)
||Introduction to Education or
|Introduction to Urban Education
|Educational Core (6 credits)
||Seminar on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
||Politics of Urban School Reform
||Race, Class, and Gender in Education
||Special Topics in Education
||Qualitative Approaches to Urban Education
||Language, Culture and Literacy
|Electives (6 credits)
||Economic Problems of Cities prerequisite EC 102
||Neighborhood and Community in Urban America prerequisite SC 101 or SC 102
||Social Capital and the Social Construction of Opportunity prerequisite SC 101 or SC 102
||Seminar: Privilege and Inequality in Education prerequisite SC 101 or SC 102
||White Man’s Burden: Colonial and Historical Origins of Racism prerequisite one 100 level history course
||Baltimore: Its History and Architecture prerequisite one 100 level history course
||American Urban Culture: A Tale of Four Cities prerequisite one 100 level history course
||Multicultural Issues in Psychology prerequisite PY 101
||Introduction to Black Psychology
||Law and the City: Planning, Politics, and Justice
||312 Cultural Diversity in Communication
Declaring A Minor
Undergraduate students interested in pursuing the minor must schedule an appointment to meet with the urban education minor advisor before declaring the minor.
Students who wish to add, change, or drop a minor must submit a Change of Minor form to the Records Office (MH 141). Be sure to get all the signatures required prior to submitting this form. The Change of Minor form is available on the Records Office website under forms, or in the Records Office (MH 141).
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Afra Ahmed Hersi
Chair, Teacher Education