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    Sep 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Education Graduate Certificate

Educators who complete the Urban Education Graduate Certificate will be prepared to leverage the assets of students and families from diverse backgrounds to engage in meaningful change in the classroom, community, and beyond. The certificate prepares educational professionals to work in urban environments through a focus on developing a deep understanding of various marginalized groups, collaborating with community members and organizations to form strong partnerships, and building strategies for teaching and leadership that promote academic achievement and positive social change in urban schools.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • A group is competitively selected each year.
  • Applicants can be currently admitted to a degree program at UTK or can apply solely for the Urban Education Graduate Certificate through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit Hours

Required Courses

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.