Urban Teaching

OUR MISSION IS TO PREPARE SKILLED AND REFLECTIVE TEACHERS WHO:

  • Commit to fairness and justice in their classrooms and schools
  • Recognize and act on patterns of inequality in access and opportunity to learn
  • Provide high quality, engaging curriculum for all learners
  • Care about their students and convey through their actions their belief that all students can learn
  • Inspire in their students a passion for learning and a capacity to act in the world

 

Reflecting the diversity of academic knowledge and methods relevant to teaching, the two Urban Teaching minors/special concentrations combine courses and faculty from several departments to prepare students for NYS Teacher Certification in one of two areas:

Elementary/Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

Secondary/Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12)
 

  • For BC students, this track is a minor in Urban Teaching - Elementary/Childhood or Urban Teaching - Secondary/Adolescent
  • For CC, GS, and SEAS students, this track is a Special Concentration in Urban Teaching - Elementary/Childhood or Urban Teaching - Secondary/Adolescent
  • To participate in the Urban Teaching tracks and be eligible for certification, students must apply to the program and be accepted
  • Students interested in teaching in STEM fields should consider the Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program for STEM Education