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Social Justice in Urban Education Concentration

Program Overview

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.


Program Requirements

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. 

Course Credits
EDUC 164 - Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender 3
EDUC 183 - Social Context of Urban Schools 3
Electives - Select nine credits from the following
EDUC 184 - Applications for Teaching in Urban Schools 3
EDUC 186 - Youth, Culture, and Society 3
EDUC 187 - Urban Education and Immigration 3
EDUC 277 - available only to graduate students 3
TOTAL 15

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