Urban Education Certificate at Arcadia University

Posted by on April 21, 2014

at Arcadia University

The concept of urban education is critical to our understanding of teaching and learning in the United States. Urban schooling historically has played a primary role in transforming education. The Arcadia University School of Education offers a 12-credit, 48-week post-baccalaureate Urban Education Certificate* designed to help teachers better understand and be prepared to handle the complexity of teaching in urban K-12 settings and to bolster students’ marketability in a competitive education market.

The state of Pennsylvania
• provides scholarships to postsecondary students committed to teaching in urban schools for five years.
• identifies critical shortages of certified teachers for Pennsylvania urban areas.
• provides information sessions and experiential programs for middle level and high school students to encourage them to pursue teaching careers in urban environments.

• ED 505 Cultural Foundations of Education
• ED 501 Theory and Practice in Urban Education
• ED 651 Education Policy, Reform, and Change
• ED 547 Social Justice and Curriculum Development K-12 (Capstone course)

Program Highlights
• Can be a “stand-alone” program, with the credential earned in one academic year.
• Features a culminating action research project to prepare students who are ready to begin their K-12 teaching careers and others interested in research and scholarship in Urban Education at the master’s or doctoral level.
• Fieldwork in Greater Philadelphia area urban schools.
• Organized trips to off-campus job fairs for all pre-service educators in the program and Q&A and networking sessions with school district representatives.

Arcadia University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices.

* For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit http://www.arcadia.edu/gainful.

Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

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