Urban Education - Policy, Research & Practice Concentration


The Policy, Research, & Practice concentration is for students interested in planning and policy work in urban education (without certification) – and for students preparing to submatriculate into the elementary or secondary master’s/certification program at GSE. 

 

REQUIRED COURSEWORK: 7 course units

1. URBS 202 or EDUC 202 – Urban Education  

 (the following course lists are not exhasutive; other courses may be substituted but require prior approval from the Urban Education advisor)

2. Child or Adolescent Development course –
EDUC 360 – Human Development
EDUC 513 – Development of the Young Child
EDUC 522 – Psychology of the African-American
EDUC 560 – Human Development
EDUC 561 – Adolescent Development
EDUC 562 – Personality and Social Development
EDUC 574 – Race/Ethnicity in Human Development
PSYC 180 – Developmental Psychology
PSYC 181 – Cognitive Development

3. Urban Context course –
URBS 104/HIST153 – The Urban Crisis
URBS 112/SOCI011 – Urban Sociology
URBS 160/SOCI006 - Race & Ethnic Relations
URBS 210 - The City
URBS 250 - Urban Public Policy
URBS 420 - Perspectives on Urban Poverty

4. Teaching and Learning course –
EDUC250 – Observing Children
EDUC616 – Teaching & Learning
EDUC671 - Adult Literacy

5. ABCS course* related to urban education –
EDUC323/URBS323 – Tutoring in Schools: Theory & Practice
EDUC410/URBS327- Research as Public Work
EDUC/ENVS421- Science in Elementary and Middle Schools
LING160/AFRC160 – African American & Latino English
MATH123 – Community Math Teaching Project

7. Elective –
URBS 460 - School Reform and Public Policy
URBS 473 - Community Organizing
EDUC 591 – Program Evaluation & Policy Analysis
EDUC 601 – Economic Aspects of Educational Policy
EDUC 605 – Education Policy Issues
EDUC 628 – Educational Finance Policy
EDUC 712 – Policy Making in Education

CAPSTONE– a problem-based or theory-based research project that students can complete in the context of an ABCS course*, a senior thesis course, or an independent study.

*For a full, updated listing of ABCS courses, please consult the Center for Community Partnership's (CCP) website.

For additional information about the Urban Education Minor please contact the program advisor:

NancyLee Bergey
Teacher Education Program
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216
215-573-4026 nancylee@gse.upenn.edu