The Urban Teaching Specialization

Urban Studies majors may select the 
Urban Teaching Specialization (formerly known as the Education Specialization).

This is a major, not a minor, offered through the Urban Studies Program in conjunction with the Education Program.

    Urban Studies majors pursuing this specialization must meet with an Education Program faculty member for advising at the time of major declaration. We encourage you to plan ahead carefully if you wish to pursue this option. Please file an Urban Teaching Specialization Declaration Form so that we can plan for your participation. 

    Note: If you wish to fulfill a requirement with a course not listed below, please fill out the Petition to Count a Course for an Education Requirement.

    Urban Studies Major - Urban Teaching Specialization Course Requirements
    A Educational Foundations
    (1 required course)
    EDUC BC 1510 FA/SP Educational Foundations
    B Psychology
    (1 course)
    PSYC BC 1107 Psychology of Learning
    PSYC BC 1115 Cognitive Psychology
    PSYC BC 1129 Developmental Psychology
    PSYC BC 2134 Educational Psychology
    PSYC BC 3382 Adolescent Psychology
    PSYC UN 1420 Human Behavior
    PSYC UN 1440 Learning and Motivation
    C Field Studies
    (1 course, including
    35 fieldwork hours)
    EDUC BC 3050 Science in the City I
    EDUC BC 3052 Math and the City
    EDUC BC 3055 Arts & Humanities in the City
    EDUC BC 3058 Science in the City II
    SOCI UN 3974 Sociology of Schools
    D Pedagogical Core
    (2 required courses,
    including 100 fieldwork hours)

    EDUC BC 3025 FA

    EDUC BC 3053 SP OR EDUC 3054 SP                                   

    Inclusive Approaches to K-12 Literacy: Theory and Practice
    Multicultural Elementary OR Secondary Pedagogy 
    NOTE: Students who would like to major in Urban Studies AND obtain teacher certification must select another specialization for the major, since courses for certification and the Urban Teaching minor cannot be used towards the major.