with a Preliminary Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Acquire the special teaching skills needed in the urban setting while pursuing your teaching credential.
Students learn through a combination of coursework, fieldwork, applied research and professional development activities.
Video of highlights of a recent UESJ activity
"3rd Annual Action Research Poster Session" >>
What makes UESJ unique?
Graduates of the MA in Teaching: Urban
Education & Social Justice (MAT: UESJ) will
have received training to teach in urban settings.
- Group support:
New students will be admitted each fall (no spring admission) and will progress through the program as a group, providing opportunities for professional development and social support.
Students focus on the complex learning needs and strengths of urban students from diverse cultural, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Specialized courses:
MAT: UESJ students will enroll in special sections of required credential courses, as well as courses required for the master’s degree (two additional 3-credit courses). These special sections will be reserved for MAT: UESJ students to provide further group development opportunities and specific attention to issues in urban education.
- Specialized fieldwork/student teaching:
During the two phases of required student teaching, MAT: UESJ students will be placed in schools specially selected for their best practices in teaching diverse, urban student populations.
The teaching credentials offered in conjunction with the MA in Teaching: Urban Education & Social Justice are:
Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential with an optional Bilingual Authorization in Spanish | 36-40 credits.
Preliminary Single Subject Credential with an optional Bilingual Authorization in Spanish | 34-38 credits.
Review of complete applications begins on March 1 and continues until the cohort is filled.
The MAT: UESJ program has a limited number of spaces available each year. See more about Application Deadlines.
- Submit a paper or online USF School of Education application following all requirements as outlined.
- In your statement of intent, please include your experiences working with urban youth and your vision for enacting social justice as a teacher.
Applicants will be assessed on the following:
- Experience in urban communities and schools;
- Interest in and ability to study issues of diversity and social justice in education;
- Fit for the MAT: UESJ program.