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About Urban Education

Learn how to work within the dynamic environment of the urban classroom—with its diversity of culture, language, and opportunity—to provide transformative learning experiences for students. This five-year program allows students to earn both a bachelor's and master’s degrees with just one additional year of study.

Early Childhood Option

Early Childhood Option

Qualify for New Jersey certification in grades P–3 and teaching English as a second language (ESL).

Elementary Option

Elementary Option

Qualify for New Jersey certification in grades K–6 and teaching English as a second language (ESL).

Secondary Option<

Secondary Option

Qualify for New Jersey certification in grades K–12 in a content area.

Recent News

Trenton Team Mentors Prospective Teachers

This week partners from Trenton Public Schools stopped by to chat with preservice candidates in the Urban Education program about pathways into teaching. The visitors James DiDonato, Executive Director of Human Resources; Sandra Iturbides, Supervisor of ESL/Bilingual Programs, Secondary, and Joyce M. Caine, Supervisor of Coaching and Development,

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The Urban Voice | TCNJ Urban Education Newsletter: Vol. 1

Students in the Urban Education programs at TCNJ demonstrated their commitment and resolve as the world shifted to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this inaugural issue of the Urban Education newsletter, "The Urban Voice," students talk about their research, why they are committed to teaching in urban schools, and reflect on their virtual learning.

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Using Arts Based Educational Research to Explore the Experiences of New Teachers

Dr. Tabitha Dell’Angelo is a professor of Urban Education within the School of Education. Her research centers on urban education, specifically focusing on the experiences of teachers and social justice in the classroom.

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Urban Education: Brainstorm with Lisa Willever

Professors Davis and Dell’Angelo discuss Urban Education on local talk show, Brainstorm, with host and TCNJ alumna Lisa Willever.

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Retaining Teachers: It's Not How Many, But Who Stays, That Matters

Urban Education Professors, Dell’Angelo and Richardson argue that retention of teachers with a sense of purpose and passion is more important than the quantity of those who stay. They look closely at beginning teachers who graduated from a program focused on social justice and address the issue of retention in the profession.

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