The Certificate of Learning and Leadership in Urban Education

Temple's Urban Education Certificate program focuses on urban education reform through school-community partnerships, with an emphasis on developing the skills necessary to engage in collaborative work with diverse groups of people in urban environments.

The Certificate in Urban Education consists of 12 credits or 4 courses: 2 courses convey general knowledge of urban education (UE5401 and UE5501) and 2 courses provide specialized knowledge.

  • Urban Education 5401 Introduction to Urban Schools
  • Urban Education 5501 Urban Schools
  • Urban Education 5516 School-Community Partnerships
  • Education Reform 5063

Application Fee Waived

  • Graduate Application
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and graduate schools attended
  • 1 Letter of Reference/Letter of Support
  • Brief one page Statement of Goals


  • This certificate is offered in a year
  • Students will complete the certificate in approximately 12 months
  • Courses are transferable to a Temple masters program (if applicable)
  • Classes will be offered in an evening/weekend format for the busy, working adult
  • Courses will also be offered in a blended, hybrid or online format depending upon participant needs