The Department of Urban Education offers both undergraduate, graduate, and alternative route programs, focusing on schooling in urban environments. Our fundamental premise is that public schools are crucial to the cultivation of creative, productive, and politically involved individuals committed to a just and democratic society.
The department is dedicated to the preparation and professional development of future and current teachers, administrators, and scholars who contribute to the improvement of urban education through their teaching, community involvement, leadership, and research.
How You Will Learn
The Department of Urban Education prepares and certifies Rutgers-Newark and NJIT undergraduate students for professional teaching careers in New Jersey. Starting Fall 2021, we will also offer alternate route and teacher endorsement programs. During Fall 2022, we will be offering various Master of Arts (MAT) programs for current and aspiring teachers.
Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) offers scholarships for:
Students statewide who transfer after earning an associates degree with a household income of $60,000 or less (Full Tuition)
Students who are accepted into the RU-N Honors Living-Learning Community (Tuition, plus Room & Board)
SASN Researchers Win $2.7 Million Grant to Boost Minority Student Performance in Math
Arthur Powell, Professor of Mathematics Education in RU-N's Department of Urban Education was among the recipients.
Lynnette Mawhinney's New Book Addresses Black Girls in Schools
Lynnette Mawhinney, Department Chair, talks about her new book Strong Black Girls: Reclaiming Schools in Their Own Image.
Part-Time Lecturer, Teresita Eldredge, Selected by US Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Program
Teresita Eldredge was selected to support and collaborate with faculty at Bukhara State University in Uzbekistan.
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Director of Field Experiences
Associate Professor of Urban Education/Dean, Honors Living Learning Community
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice; Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative