Union University

Master of Urban Education

Master of Urban Education

Available at the Memphis Teacher Residency site

The purpose of the Master of Urban Education (M.U.Ed.) is to provide relevant preparation for urban educators seeking a diversity of knowledge, skills, and dispositions for post-baccalaureate study and initial Tennessee teacher licensure. Specifically, Union University's Master of Urban Education curriculum is designed to prepare and support outstanding teachers called to transform the lives of urban students. The university's Core Values of Excellence-Driven, Christ-Centered, People-Focused, and Future-Directed are integrated through rigorous coursework, clinical experience, service-learning, modeling from mentor teachers, and committed university coaches to educate the whole urban student. Through this comprehensive residency program, the university will explore and implement a curriculum with the latest urban research, pedagogy, and technology to prepare outstanding teachers for the urban schools.

The Master of Urban Education (M.U.Ed.) is a selective, cohort-delivered program that integrates graduate work with preparation for teaching in an urban setting as part of an intensive one-year residency program as a partnership with a Memphis-based foundation and Union University. Students earn the M.U.Ed., a Tennessee teaching license, and one-year of recognized teaching experience through the Tennessee Department of Education as a result of the Resident-Internship completion.

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Outcomes of the Program

Students in the M.U.Ed. program will:

  1. Enhance their knowledge, skills, and dispositions relating to the major issues facing today's practitioners in urban education.
  2. Apply research skills to current urban education problems.
  3. Experience a residency-immersion teacher preparation experience
  4. Be prepared as individuals in knowledge and pedagogy to become licensed teachers.
  5. Be encouraged in their Christian commitment and service to society.
  6. Have developed the knowledge and competence to meet the goals of Union's NCATE accredited Teacher Education program (see Teacher Licensure section of Catalogue). Such goals include learning theory applications, diversity of learning needs, academic competence in the licensure area as well as a broad-based liberal arts education, technology and pedagogical skills, assessment skills, and social-motivational skills.

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5/18/13 - Deonte Singfield, Joshua Shelley and Preston Scott, master of urban education graduates, hold up their newly received diplomas at Spring Graduation. - Jacob Moore
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Deonte Singfield, Joshua Shelley and Preston Scott, master of urban education graduates, hold up their newly received diplomas at Spring Graduation. - Jacob Moore

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5/18/13 - Candace Obadina receives help from fellow master of urban education graduates in getting her robe and hood in place before Spring Graduation. - Jacob Moore
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Candace Obadina receives help from fellow master of urban education graduates in getting her robe and hood in place before Spring Graduation. - Jacob Moore

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Course Schedules
Graduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Germantown Campus Contacts
  • 2745 Hacks Cross Road
  • Germantown, TN 38138
  • Director: Robin Scott
  • Coordinator: Debra Martin
  • Phone: 901-757-7977
  • Fax: 901-757-1372
  • E-mail: dmartin@uu.edu
Schedules (.pdf)