Urban Education Graduate Certificate
The Urban Education Graduate Certificate program engages students in collaborative, education-focused work with diverse groups of people in urban settings. Develop a deep understanding of urban schools and communities, with a particular emphasis on the economic, historical, political, and social factors that shape urban education. Learn to create connections between theory and practice and move beyond stories of urban school failure to analysis of successful approaches and policies.
Who Might Be Interested?
The program attracts individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including activists, community leaders, educators and parents.
To earn the Urban Education Graduate Certificate, you must complete four graduate-level courses (12 credits) in the College of Education. Non-matriculated students may transfer up to nine credits of coursework before enrolling in the certificate program.
Classes & Curriculum
Topics addressed in the curriculum include
- current trends in school reform;
- education policy;
- the history of urban education;
- race, class and schools; and
- theory, practice, and program development related to creating and sustaining partnerships between schools, agencies, and communities.
All courses are delivered in the classroom on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. You can enroll part- or full-time and have up to two years to complete the certificate program.