The School of Urban Education was created to meet the needs urban youth and schools by preparing prospective teachers for work in Minneapolis, St. Paul and diverse inner-ring suburbs. Qualifying urban field experiences are determined by both geographic and demographic criteria. Geographically, field experiences must occur within Minneapolis, St. Paul, or certain inner-ring suburbs. Demographically, field experiences must also involve at least 30% students of color, 40% students from families whose limited incomes would qualify for free/reduced lunch, and 10% English Language Learners.
- Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences The School of Urban Education integrates theory and practice by expecting teacher candidates to spend time at each stage of the program with youth in urban schools and communities. These experiences in urban schools and classrooms add to teacher candidates' knowledge base and give them the opportunity to practice and demonstrate effective instruction. A minimum of 40 hours with youth in a qualified urban setting are required for admission to the program, and more than 100 hours are connected to courses taken prior to student teaching.
- Early Childhood Education (pdf)
- Elementary Education (pdf)
- Secondary Education--all subject areas (pdf)
- Documentation of Urban Field Experiences Form (pdf)