Urban Educational Counseling, Leadership & Policy Studies

Our mission

To advance more just and kind educational experiences, the Urban Education Counseling, Leadership & Policy Studies program prepares advocates who serve urban communities. We do so through development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that promote ethical practice, an ethic of critical inquiry and activism, and attention to the complexities of working in and with urban communities.

Graduate Programs in Urban Education Counseling, Leadership and Policy Studies


    • Urban Education Leadership & Policy
      • Degrees:
        • MSED in Urban Education Leadership
        • MSED in Urban Education Leadership: Urban Principal Program Specialization
        • EdS in Educational Leadership
      • Licenses:
        • Building Level Administrators License
        • District Level Administrators License
      • Other:
        • PhD Minor in Educational Leadership
        • PhD Minor in Education Law, Policy & Advocacy
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    • PhD in Urban Education Studies

David Hoa Khoa Nguyen, Faculty

Publishes book, Meeting the Legal Needs of Disaster Survivors: Third Responders

IU School of Education at IUPUI faculty, Dr. David Hoa Khoa Nguyen, writes and publishes a book to serve as an educational handbook for lawyers responding to the legal needs of disaster survivors

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Julie Marie Frye, UELP Student

Honored with the 2021 IUPUI 3 Minute Pitch Award

Julie Marie is a graduate student in the Urban Education Leadership & Policy program.

She presented "Care in a Border Town Public Library." The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), developed by The University of Queensland, cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

Learn about Julie's journey

Learn about the award

Chalmer Thompson, Faculty

Launches "The Evolve-ICBU" project

"The Evolve-ICBU" project combines grassroots organizations, Evolve Group, Inc. aimed at developing leadership and healing among Black boys and young men, with It Can't Beat Us (ICBU) which directs attention to girls and young women, by creating a network that begins by identifying girls, ages 12 to 18, and their mothers, who have been exposed to interpersonal and/or community violence.

Listen to the interview with Dr. Thompson

Find more information in her book