Temple's Graduate Certificate in Urban Education helps students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in collaborative education-focused work with diverse groups of people in urban settings. Students develop a broad understanding of urban schools and communities, with a particular emphasis on the social, economic, political, and historic factors that shape urban schooling. They also learn to create connections between theory and practice and to move beyond stories of urban school “failure” to analysis of successful policies and approaches.
Students in the certificate program seek to provide services in the areas of community development, education, health, youth and advocacy. The program attracts individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, including educators, parents, community leaders and activists. Through the certificate, students will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas: the history of urban education; race, class and schools; education policy; current trends in school reform; and theory, practice, and program development related to creating and sustaining partnerships between schools, agencies, and communities.
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