Curriculum and Instruction,
Urban Education Track,
Master of Arts (M.A.)

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Track #3: Urban Education  

The Urban Education specialized track is specifically designed: 1) to provide graduate students with a broad base of knowledge about the education of minorities and of students in urban areas and 2) to enhance graduate students’ understanding of topics, such as social theory, national educational policy, urban education reform, the social and political context of urban schools, the practices and policies that govern urban teaching, and the education of ethnic, racial, cultural and language minorities in diverse settings. This option focuses on the scope of issues confronting minority students in urban contexts. The field of Urban Education incorporates perspectives from other appropriate fields such as educational policy, sociology, social work, political science, math and literacy. This option prepares students to work as educators, curriculum specialists, researchers and teacher educators in schools and universities in urban school districts and districts with large minority populations. Finally, this option addresses the needs of professionals involved in community-based education, adult literacy, community development, after school programs and family support organizations.

Program Faculty

Dr. Natalie Delbridge, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Curriculum Instruction
Assistant Professor at Virginia Union University and MACI Coordinator
Graduate of Capella University

1500 N. Lombardy Street
Virginia Union University, VA 23220
804-257-5600 or 800-368-3227
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