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Master of Education

Master of Education in Urban Educational Leadership

Master of Education in Urban Educational Leadership (UR LEAD MED)

36 Credits

 MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) IN URBAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP • 36 CREDITS • UR LEAD MED

The Master of Urban Educational Leadership (MUEL) is designed to prepare candidates to serve as high-performing transformative leaders within urban schools and districts. Created primarily for candidates pursuing the principalship and supervisory positions, this 36 credit program is based on best practices, aligned to the national Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) as well as the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of Central Office and Building Administrators. The MUEL program will provide an invigorating learning experience that synergistically combines rigorous academic work with on-going practiced-based learning experiences.

A significant emphasis is placed on real-world case studies and simulations that help candidates develop the skills, competencies, and mindsets necessary for successful educational leadership in an urban environment. Candidates will leverage their lived experience while exploring current research and best practices in the areas of leadership, curriculum, instruction and assessment, entrepreneurship, school law, human capital management, educational policy and related areas of study.

Admission Checklist:

In order to qualify:
Fill out the Davenport Application for Admission.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above with a 3.0 GPA

Two (2) signed professional recommendation forms and one personal recommendation form are required.

A current resume/CV must be submitted and it should include prior employment experience, educational background, and any organizational affiliations.

Statement of purpose (refer to the statement of purpose form in the admission packet).

Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee – to be scheduled by Davenport upon submission of the completed application.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Master of Education in Urban Education

Master of Education in Urban Education (URBNEDU M ED)

39-42 Credits

MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) IN URBAN EDUCATION • 39-42 CREDITS • URBNEDU M ED

The Master of Urban Education prepares teachers to meet the educational demands of urban settings. The program emphasizes culturally sound teaching strategies in urban classrooms to foster student success. The coursework is complemented by clinical classroom observation, which allows faculty to provide immediate feedback on the skills that matter most in effective teaching. Davenport's program fosters community partnerships to help teachers develop the relationships conducive for effective teaching in urban environments.


Admissions Checklist
In order to qualify:


Fill out the Davenport Application for Admissions.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or above with a 3.0 GPA and pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills exam as well as a subject area competency exam.

Two (2) signed professional recommendation forms and one personal recommendation form are required.

A current resume/CV must be submitted and it should include prior employment experience, educational background, and any organizational affiliations.

Statement of purpose (refer to the statement of purpose form in the admission packet).

Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee -  to be scheduled by Davenport upon submission of the completed application.
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For more information regarding the Master of Education in Urban Education visit the Davenport University web site.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences: