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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)
ED 100 Introduction to Education or
ED 101 Introduction to Urban Education
Educational Core (6 credits)
ED 340 Seminar on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 
ED 378 Politics of Urban School Reform 
ED 344 Race, Class, and Gender in Education
ED 441 Special Topics in Education 
ED 464 Qualitative Approaches to Urban Education
ED 466 Language, Culture and Literacy
Electives (6 credits)
EC 345 Economic Problems of Cities prerequisite EC 102
SC 365 Neighborhood and Community in Urban America prerequisite SC 101 or SC 102
SC 420 Social Capital and the Social Construction of Opportunity prerequisite SC 101 or SC 102
SC 424 Seminar: Privilege and Inequality in Education prerequisite SC 101 or SC 102
HS 308 White Man’s Burden: Colonial and Historical Origins of Racism prerequisite one 100 level history course
HS 349 Baltimore: Its History and Architecture prerequisite one 100 level history course
HS 351 American Urban Culture: A Tale of Four Cities prerequisite one 100 level history course
PY 253 Multicultural Issues in Psychology prerequisite PY 101
PY 450 Introduction to Black Psychology
LW 103 Law and the City: Planning, Politics, and Justice
SP 312 312 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 Office of the Registrar (MH 141). Be sure to get all the signatures required prior to submitting this form. The Change of Minor form is available on the Office of the Registrar website under forms, or in the Office of the Registrar (MH 141). 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Enos 
Assistant Clinical Professor, Initial Certification 

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