Nov 13, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Urban/Diversity Education (UDE)

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Advisor: Patricia Williams-Boyd, Ph.D.
313 Porter

Advisor: Deborah Harmon, Ph.D.
313 Porter

The Master of Arts in Urban/Diversity Education, designed for full-time professionals, is a portfolio-structured, cohort-supported degree that prepares teachers to work in diverse settings. Cutting edge best practices in teaching and learning draw on the classroom teacher’s experiences and value the expertise that comes only through field experience. In order to fit teachers’ schedules, courses are offered in short formats, on the weekends, during the summer, and on selected evenings. Authentic assignments, discussions and activities are situated in the teacher’s classroom, school, and community.

NOTE: This program does not grant a teaching certificate.

Admission Requirements for All Teacher Education Masters Programs

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;

  2. Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA; Or a 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work; Or a 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level; Or a minimum of 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing;

  3. Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meet the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program;

  4. Request and have submitted two current (within the last two years) letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s professional commitment, experience and potential. The transcripts, analysis of goals and letters of recommendation should give evidence of potential for graduate-level scholarship;

  5. The following programs require a valid teaching certificate: Curriculum and Instruction. However, the MA in Urban and Diversity Education does NOT require a teaching certificate. Early Childhood, Reading

  6. For international students who do not intend to teach in the United States or students who have an established career in ECE pre-K, this requirement can be waived.

Note: All of the above materials will be taken into account in the admission process. Decisions will be made using an holistic assessment taking into account the goals, professional writing, prior experiences, and past academic performance including GPA.

Program Total: 33 hours

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