Urban Education & Social Justice Master's Program with Credential

Develop the critical frameworks and pedagogical foundations needed to teach in urban schools while pursuing your teaching credential.

Offered In

USF Main Campus

Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching: Urban Education and Social Justice (MAT: UESJ) program will explore critical, transformative pedagogies as a part of their preparation to teach in urban schools. The MAT: UESJ curriculum focuses on the complex learning strengths and needs of urban students from diverse cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Candidates will learn through a combination of coursework, fieldwork, action research, and professional development activities.

Research Projects

Unlike other master’s in teaching programs, the Urban Education and Social Justice curriculum requires candidates to develop, research, implement, and write a research project related to justice-oriented urban education. In doing so, our candidates have the time and academic support to develop as teachers and scholars. Recent projects include:

  • Beyond the Articles: Developing Socio-Political Literacy in the Social Science Classroom
  • Moving Beyond the Model Minority Myth: Bringing Visibility to Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth
  • Universidad de Padres: Including our Spanish Speaking Parents in the Educational System