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M.A. in Urban Education

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  • 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.

    Core Requirements (15 credits)

    Course Number 

     Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    EDU 612

    Learning Theories for Teachers (or advised alternative)

    3

    EDU 615

    Critical Issues in Urban Education (offered only online)

    3

    EDU 616
     
    Innovations in Teaching in the Urban Setting I (fall only)

    3

    EDU 618 Innovations in Teaching in the Urban Setting II (spring only)

    3

    MCC 608 Language, Culture and Communication

    3

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

     

    Professional Development Series Courses (15 credits) including:

    Three courses in a specialization (9 credits).  Specialization areas include:

    • Educational Technology;
    • English Language Arts;
    • Literacy;
    • Math;
    • Second Language Learning;
    • Special Education;
    • Supervisor’s Certification; and
    • Visual Arts.

    Plus 6 additional credits:

    Course Number 

    Course Title 

    Credit Hours 

    EDU 629

    Individualizing the Learning Experience

    3

    EDU 692

    Urban Curriculum (offered only in July, in workshop format)

    3

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

    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) 

    Course Number 

    Course Title 

    Credit Hours 

    EDU 630

    Doing Teacher Research (fall only)

    3

    EDU 631

    Teacher Research Seminar (spring only; EDU 630 is a prerequisite)

    3

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

     

    For further information about the M.A. in Urban Education, please contact:

    Prof. Lois Weiner, Coordinator
    lweiner@njcu.edu 
    201-200-4113