Program Format

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban Education


Coursework in the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban Education program is offered in a supportive cohort format. Students complete the certification portion of the program in just four semesters (including the summer semester) for the general classroom license, and then complete their master’s degree and the remaining requirements for the bilingual or learning disabilities certification during their next year of teaching. There are either 32 (bilingual certification) or 34 (learning disabilities certification) credits required for certification, including the student teaching placement. The master's degree can be earned by completing an additional eight to nine credits.

This accelerated program is designed for individuals who are already working in an urban classroom as paraprofessionals, emergency licensed teachers, or volunteers for a minimum of three and one-half hours per day. Whenever possible, student teaching placements are assigned in the school that you are already working at.