Urban Education (concentration)
Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) Program
The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Education concentration in Urban Education prepares professionals with a keen understanding of the challenges faced by students and educators in urban schools. Urban students come from many cultures and economic levels, they arrive at school with differing levels of ability and preparation; resources at home and at school may be limited, and environmental conditions may challenge the time and attention they can devoted to learning. Interdisciplinary Urban Education strives to provide the comprehensive training necessary to discern, and then to address, these and other influences, which shape urban education. This program is designed for those interested in careers in college or university teaching, research, policy analysis and educational administration. It includes interdisciplinary study and offers individual areas of specialization including concentrations in education reform and educational policies such as college access, affirmative action, student culture, multiculturalism and bilingual education.
Core Faculty in Urban Education: Erin McNamara Horvat (Ph.D., UCLA), Will Jordan (Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University)
For more information, visit the Urban Education Program site.
Disciplinary Concentration Courses (12 S.H.)
- Issues in Urban Education
- Theory in Urban Education
- Historical Context of Urban Education
- Understanding the Urban Environment
For more information about this concentration in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Education, please contact:
phone: (215) 204-8061
Dr. Erin Horvat
phone: (215) 204-6178
Dr. Will Jordan
phone: (215) 204-6677