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