The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Urban and Community Education is to provide post baccalaureates a deep understanding of urban residents’ experiences of education and community outreach for the purpose of equipping them with critical skills for creating strong partnerships between schools, families, businesses, governmental entities, and communities. Through a dedicated focus on education policy; the history of urban education; current trends in school reform theory, practice, and data-driven decision-making; and program development, participants will earn an applied academic credential focused on school and community engagement in urban settings. This training will be particularly useful for career enhancement opportunities in non-profit organizations, governmental relations, and administration of public entities, as well as enhancing grant-writing activities and the development of applied research agendas.
Students will be required to take 18 hours of coursework comprised of four (12 credits) core courses and two (6 credits) elective courses across the Department of Sociology, School of Leadership and Human Recourse Development, and School of Education.
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