Oct 17, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Urban/Diversity Education (UDE)

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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 Criteria:

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
  2. Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing. International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL; 
  3. For Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education (ECE) , elementary education, middle level education, secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and for students in educational media and technology who are pursuing the NP endorsement: hold a valid teaching credential. For international students who do not intend to teach in the United States, this requirement can be waived. Teaching certification is NOT required for the programs Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (EPDL) , Master of Arts in Social Foundations of Education (SFND) , or for students in Master of Arts in Educational Media and Technology (EDMT)  not pursuing the NP endorsement;
  4. Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meeting the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program; and
  5. Request and have submitted two 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.
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Department Information:

Teacher Education - College of Education

Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Department Head

313 Porter Bldg
(734) 487-3260

Department Website

Advisor Information:

Patricia Williams-Boyd, Ph.D.

313 Porter
(734) 487-3260

Deborah Harmon, Ph.D.

313 Porter
(734) 487-3260

Master of Arts in Urban/Diversity Education

Program Total: 33 hours

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