UNC Charlotte's Cato College of Education is launching the country’s first fully online master’s program in urban education.

UNC Charlotte's Cato College of Education is launching the country’s first fully online master’s program in urban education.

The 33-hour Master of Education in Urban Education is designed to prepare educators and professionals to deliver high-quality, culturally relevant instruction and services for students in increasingly diverse, urban school systems and communities across the United States. It is the first program of any kind in North Carolina with a focus on urban education and aligns with UNC Charlotte’s focus on improving urban environments through research, academic programming and community engagement.

Curriculum is devoted to bridging theory and practice to prepare educators and professionals such as counselors, administrators, nonprofit directors and community leaders to meet the needs of all students, particularly those from racially, linguistically, socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations.

Nationally, educators and other professionals have reported that they feel underprepared to work in urban schools and communities.

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Originally published Feb. 13, 2019.

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