Urban Education, M.Ed.

Urban Education, M.Ed.
33 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall
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Lead Cultural Change and Champion Equality With Your Online M.Ed. in Urban Education From UNC Charlotte

Are you a teacher, administrator, paraprofessional or counselor in an urban school? Do you aspire to put your skills and your passion for equality to work in an urban educational environment?

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s online M.Ed. in Urban Education program will provide you with the tools to become a champion for equity. Our unique program — one of the first of its kind in the nation — equips students with culturally relevant teaching skills and critical awareness of issues like:

  • Race
  • Social justice
  • Linguistics
  • Socioeconomics
  • Culturally diverse populations

Our Master of Education degree in Urban Education is ideal for education professionals committed to delivering high-quality, culturally relevant and sustaining instruction. We help you develop skills to meet the needs of students in increasingly diverse, urban school systems.

We also provide you with practical tools and resources to increase your multicultural competence and awareness. You will learn how to become empowered to close opportunity gaps, dismantle harmful pipelines and cultivate inclusive learning environments.

A flexible degree program for all

Choose to pursue your Master of Education degree full time or part time. There are no special prerequisites, and no teaching certificate is required to enter our program.

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Connect with an Enrollment Specialist today to learn more! Complete the For More Information box on this page or contact us using the links below.

Elena Artsiukhevich

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Priority Application Deadline:

  • February 1 (Early Admission deadline to be eligible for scholarships)
  • May 1 (Summer Admission)
    Students who apply by May 1st should choose summer for their admission semester, as they may take EDUC 6101 in Summer I.

Application Deadline: 

  • August 1 (Fall Admission)
    Anyone applying after May 1st should choose fall as their admission semester.

Admissions & Requirements: 

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application.
  • A bachelor's degree from a university accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized institutional accreditor.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from all academic coursework beyond high school.
  • Three recommendations from those knowledgeable of the candidate’s interaction with children or youth. Applicants will provide reference contact names and email addresses through the application portal. 
  • A statement of purpose indicating reasons for seeking the M.Ed. in Urban Education.

Fall Semester: Year One

  • EDUC 5100: Diverse Learners (3)
  • ELED 6260: History and Psychology of Racism (3)

Spring Semester: Year One

  • TESL 6206: Globalization, Communities and Schools (3)
  • ELED 6261: Racial Identity Dev. (3)

First Summer Semester: Year One

  • EDUC 6101: Culturally Responsive Classroom Mgmt. (3)
  • EDCI 6201: Perspectives in Immigration and Urban Ed (3)

Second Summer Semester: Year One

  • ELED 6262: Race and Education in Schooling (3)

Fall Semester: Year Two

  • EDCI 6120: Critical Media Pedagogy (3)
  • RSCH 6101: Educational Research Methods (3)

Spring Semester: Year Two

  • MDSK 6691: Seminar in Professional Dev. (3)
  • ELED 6263: Anti-Racist Activism in Ed (3)

*Rates are subject to change* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1098.21 per credit hour

Find more information regarding tuition and fees here ».


What Can You Do With Your M.Ed. in Urban Education?

UNC Charlotte M.Ed. graduates go on to work for educational institutions and nonprofits such as:

  • Road to Hire
  • Temple University
  • Alamance-Burlington School System
  • Lipscomb University

Our graduates have job titles such as:

  • Impact director or manager
  • Student coach
  • Dean of Education
  • Community impact directors
Why UNC Charlotte?

Why Earn Your M.Ed. in Urban Education Online From UNC Charlotte?

By choosing UNC Charlotte’s online M.Ed. in Urban Education, you’ll enjoy a number of advantages, including:

  • Earn your degree in just two years (five semesters). By pursuing your Master of Education degree studies full time, you will average two courses per semester and complete the program in two years (including one full summer term).
  • Experience our M.Ed. program online individually, but also as a team. Our Master of Education program is designed as a cohort model that admits students as a group, beginning each fall semester. You will be able to discuss classes and assignments with a group of students you’ll come to know and respect.
  • Learn from faculty experts. Courses are taught by faculty from the Cato College of Education, which includes Dr. Chance Lewis, who has provided consultative services focused on school turnaround to over 100 school districts, universities, educational entities and other organizations across the United States and Canada. Our faculty members bring their expertise and insights into the online classroom to ensure you receive a highly relevant and up-to-date education.