Urban Studies - Urban Teaching Specialization

Urban Studies majors may select a specialization in Urban Teaching (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 a Declaration of Intent to Specialize in Education 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 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; 35 hours of
fieldwork required)
EDUC BC 3050 SP Science in the City I
EDUC BC 3052 FA Math and the City
EDUC BC 3055 SP Arts & Humanities in the City
EDUC BC 3058 FA Science in the City II
SOCI UN 3974 FA Sociology of Schools
D Capstone
(2 required courses;
40 hours of
fieldwork required)

EDUC BC 2052 SP or EDUC 2062 SP
EDUC BC 2055

Multicultural Elementary OR Secondary Pedagogy
Urban School Practicum
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.