Drake University’s Social Justice in Urban Education (SJUE) program seeks to educate culturally responsive teachers to work effectively with all students in urban settings—particularly students of color, working-class students, immigrant students, and students from historically marginalized populations. Aligned with the School of Education’s commitment to academic reflection, collaborative learning, and social justice, the program seeks to help teachers critically examine urban contexts, so that they may develop pedagogical knowledge and tools to work with students in these contexts.
Students graduating from the Social Justice in Urban Education program will:
Undergraduate students can receive their degree in Elementary Education (K-6) or Secondary Education (7-12) with a Social Justice in Urban Education Concentration. At the graduate level, the concentration is a strand within the Master of Science in Education in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development (TEPD) program.
Note: A “Social Justice in Urban Education” Concentration designation will appear on your official Drake University transcript.
The Social Justice in Urban Education Concentration is a 15 credit-hour concentration.
EDUC 164/264: Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (3 credit hours)
EDUC 183/283: Social Context of Urban Schools (3 credit hours)
EDUC 184/284: Applications for Teaching in Urban Schools (3 credit hours)
EDUC 186/286: Youth, Culture, and Society (3 credit hours)
EDUC 187/287: Urban Education and Immigration (3 credit hours)
EDUC 277: Urban Trends in Literacy (3 credit hours - graduate students only; undergraduate students can take the course via petition during senior year)
Assistant Professor, Urban and Diversity Education