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Program Details

  • Award: Master of Science
  • Credits: 34
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIOA Certified
  • Emphases:
  • Reading & Critical Literacies , Credits: 20
  • Special Education , Credits: 23
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy, & Schooling, Credits: 15
  • English as a Second Language Education, Credits: 18
  • Urban Secondary Education, Credits: 12

About this Program

The Master of Science--Urban Education degree is designed for educators of diverse student populations who are seeking a professional development experience, or professional preparation for additional or initial licensure. Coursework examines the racial, socio-economic, cultural, historical, structural and systemic contexts and conditions of urban education. An asset orientation towards urban learners, families, schools, and communities is emphasized. Research on promising efforts to close gaps and create equitable learning opportunities and achievement for E-12 students is analyzed. Courses provide students opportunities to integrate theory, practice, critical reflection and research within a school or community setting to improve E-12 student learning.
The Master of Science--Urban Education degree includes five distinct emphases or tracks to choose from depending on the student´┐Żs professional goals:
Curriculum, Pedagogy & Schooling (professional development only; not for licensure);
Secondary Education Teacher Preparation (for licensure in one of four core content areas);
Special Education Teacher Preparation (for three K-12 licensure options);
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Preparation (for K-12 licensure); and
Reading Teacher Preparation and Critical Literacies (for K-12 Reading Teacher and Reading Leader licensures).

Program Locations

  • Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Toll-Free: (844) 456-3876 Local: (651) 793-1302 TTY: (651) 772-7687 Email:

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