Teacher Certification/Master of Education in Urban Teaching Program
Interested in becoming a high school teacher? Looking for a program that sets you on a path for teacher certification and a master’s degree? Our new combined Teacher Certification Program [TCP] and Master of Education in Urban Teaching [M.Ed.] is for you.
This one-of-a-kind program is offered by the Providence College Schools of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. It provides an alternative path to secondary school certification and focuses on training teachers to succeed in diverse, urban classrooms. In other words, it’s real preparation for real classrooms — those with the most need.
To prepare teachers for our increasingly diverse schools and for teacher-shortage areas
To reduce the achievement gap in urban schools by encouraging and preparing individuals to teach in these settings using specialized methods
To encourage career changers — especially those with backgrounds outside of education, such as science, business, and law — to pursue careers in education
Our curriculum addresses the biggest challenges in today’s urban high school classroom. You’ll learn about classroom management, cultural competency, project-based learning, and ESL methods, among other best practices. We prepare teachers to engage students and help them set and achieve their academic goals.
EDU 791: Educational Psychology
EDU 792: Principles of Secondary Education
EDU 815: The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
EDU 813: Educational Measurement
EDU 622: Reading in the Content Area
EDU 808: Methods Secondary Education
EDU 455: Student Teaching
EDU 661: Culturally Competent Teaching
EDU 662: Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Urban Learners
EDU 703: Methods and Materials in ESL Education
EDU 663: Multicultural Seminar
EDU 664: Capstone: Successful Urban Teaching
Total Credits = 42
NOTE: students are eligible for certification upon successful completion of student teaching and all other certification requirements (such as passing certification exams)
Sample Program of Studies
Students may also commence their studies in spring or summer and may move faster or slower through the course sequence.
EDU 791, 792
EDU 813, 815
EDU 661, 662
EDU 622, 808
EDU 455 (not for graduate credit)