As one of the premier urban education studies Ph.D. programs in the United States, we focus on the study of the complex social systems that interact in urban environments to shape the lives and learning of students, educators, and urban communities themselves.
As a student in this program you will develop a keen understanding of the many assets in the urban environment and the challenges urban schools and communities face, including:
- Responding to ethnic, racial, linguistic, income, sexual orientation, and cultural diversity
- Coping with the effects of economic cycles
- Keeping up with the changing goals and policy demands made on P–20 schools