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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.

“Service”

Early Childhood Option

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

“Professional

Elementary Option

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

“Urban

Secondary Option

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

Recent News


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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