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About Urban Education

Are you currently teaching in an urban school district and need to earn your master’s degree? Or are you working in another setting, or different field entirely, but feel called to teach in an urban classroom? If so, Buffalo State’s master of science in urban education may be the perfect fit for you. 

Our M.S. in urban education meets the academic requirements for a New York State professional certificate for post-baccalaureate students and provides a framework of advanced study in the theory and pedagogy of urban education. 

The Urban Civic Education minor emphasizes civic agency and is designed to inform the student about public work, public achievement, and community organizing.

Urban Education, M.S.

Urban Civic Education, Minor

Stellar Reputation

Buffalo State has received national recognition for outstanding work in collaborating with school partners to provide exemplary teacher-preparation programs.

Dedicated Faculty

Faculty members, who represent diverse academic backgrounds, are committed to high-quality instruction and scholarship that examines the role of education in bringing about progress and democratic participation in our society.

Great Location

Buffalo State is the second largest city in the state, and the Western New York region includes multiple school districts. There are several urban schools right in our backyard.