Urban Education Graduate Endorsement (Online)

Endorsement Requirements: 9 Credit Hours

Program Description: The Urban Education endorsement program is fully online and consists of three courses (cross listed at the undergraduate and graduate levels) that provide candidates with: (1) exposure to foundational and emergent scholarship in culturally relevant and culturally sustaining pedagogies; (2) field experiences engaging with youth and families within urban community contexts; and (3) experiences in designing curriculum for culturally and linguistically diverse learners in urban settings. Successful completers of this endorsement will be able to employ multi-faceted understandings of urban educational contexts and principles of culturally relevant and culturally sustaining pedagogies to identify and leverage informal and formal educational resources within urban schools and communities to empower learners.

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete requirements for a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Possess or be eligible for a renewable Georgia level 4 teaching certificate or possess an equivalent out-of-state teaching certificate. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level 4 teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain certificate. Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion.
  3. Submit a completed "Disclosure and Affirmation Form" that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.  

Other Program Requirements

Urban Education Endorsement courses must be taken in sequence with candidates earning a "C" or better to continue in the program. 

Program of Study

Credit Hours
Course Requirements9
Understanding the Context of Urban Education
Culturally Relevant Curriculum and Pedagogy in Urban Schools
The City as Curriculum: Partnerships and Community Engagement in Urban Schools
Total Credit Hours9


Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit the Graduate Academic Advisement catalog page.

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu