M.A. in Urban Education, Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools (36 credits)
The MA in Urban Education/Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools is designed as professional development for teachers who have at least one full year of experience teaching in a K-12 classroom. Candidates select a specialization as part of their professional development, taking three courses in their chosen area as described below.
Students who have completed New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program (NPTNJ) can transfer 15 credits of course work to the MA in Urban Education/Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools. Please visit the NPTNJ website for more information.
Learning Theories for Teachers (or advised alternative)
Critical Issues in Urban Education (offered only online)
*View our catalog for course descriptions.
Professional Development Series Courses (15 credits) including:
Three courses in a specialization (9 credits). Specialization areas include:
Plus 6 additional credits:
Individualizing the Learning Experience
Urban Curriculum (offered only in July, in workshop format)
Note: After completing the 15 credits in the professional development series, students may choose to take the optional one credit course, “Demonstrating Knowledge of Teaching in Urban Schools” (EDU 608). Students who complete this additional course will receive a departmental Certificate of Proficiency.
Final Required Courses (6 credits)
Doing Teacher Research (fall only)
Teacher Research Seminar (spring only; EDU 630 is a prerequisite)
For further information about the M.A. in Urban Education, please contact:
Prof. Lois Weiner, Coordinatorlweiner@njcu.edu 201-200-4113