Urban Education Minor - Elementary Education Concentration

The Elementary Education Concentration is for students preparing to be elementary or middle school teachers, and students interested in the teaching and learning of children and adolescents.

This program can lead to certification with an additional course, which includes full time student teaching, typically taken in a 9th semester.

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
EDUC360- Human Development
EDUC513- Development of the Young Child
EDUC522- Psychology of the African-American
EDUC560- Human Development
EDUC561- Adolescent Development
EDUC562- Personality and Social Development
EDUC574- Race/Ethnicity in Human Development
PSYC180- Developmental Psychology
PSYC181- Cognitive Development

3. EDUC 414** or 535– Children’s Literature

4. EDUC 421 – Science and Social Studies for Elementary and Middle Schools – includes fieldwork (Academically Based Community Service course)

5. EDUC 531 – Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Schools – requires 90 minutes classroom  placement weekly

6. EDUC 520 – Literacy for Elementary and Middle Schools – requires 90 minutes classroom placement weekly

7. Teaching Diverse Learners - This year-long course focuses on meeting the needs of English Language Learners and those with special learning needs, and should be taken in the same year as methods courses. The course meets every other week starting in the fall. Students register in the spring. Contact NancyLee Bergey for details.

Urban Education Minor Capstone – The final project from one of the core courses above is elaborated for the Capstone presentation.

(EDCE 705 – Supervised Student Teaching This course, requiring 5 days a week in the classroom, plus seminar, is typically taken in the ninth semester. It is required for certification)

*Check the Netter Center for Community Partnerships website for a complete listing of available Academically Based Community Service Courses.

**Requires a 90min/week field placement arranged by the instructor or by NancyLee

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