"I have grown so much because Davenport makes my learning real and relevant. It is something I can apply right now. The expectations are rigorous yet, meaningful, through exploration I have found and analyze some of my deepest thoughts. These classes have open a world full of known and unknown and have encouraged me to want more, learn more, and be more. At the end of the day, I want to go home and into the the world and apply what I have learned and through this program I have done just that. I have elevated to places that I know I couldn't be without the knowledge and experience that I got from this program. Words truly cannot express my gratitude".
"Davenport's College of Urban Education has given me the skills necessary to make the transition from the classroom to administration. This Master's program has provided me with the tools and self-confidence to become a leader within my building."
"Since I began the program in 2015, my knowledge and expertise in the education area has grown and allowed me to become a well respected leader within the school district as well as within my community. I especially appreciate the program's success in reaching multiple disciplines , allowing graduate students to learn from each other and their perspective grade levels represented. I also appreciated the diversity and expertise of the professors. I am fortunate to have made the decision to attend Davenport's College of Urban Education."
"Having personalized attention through the College of Urban Education has been amazing. Having high quality instructors come into my classroom and give me weekly feedback based on those observations, has really helped me reflect on my practice and grow my pedagogy!"
"This program has helped to make me the teacher I am today. I have learned how to better relate to my students and to their communities. Additionally, the research experience I have had through the program has been essential to help me grow as a professional and an educational researcher".
"This program has helped me grow professionally and personally. I am able to have discussions about difficult topics that pertain to my everyday life. I am able to collaborate with colleagues from around the district at all different levels. This program has provided me with an extra family".
"The best part of the Urban Ed program were the professors and the support they provide me with. They understood that my 4th graders came first and were flexible and willing to work with my busy schedule in order to make the program work for me. The classes were extremely relevant to my teaching and the content was immediately applicable in my classroom."
"The College of Urban Education has provided me with an incredible opportunity to grow as a person and as a professional. The coursework marries theory and application in a way that allows teachers to develop their skills in real-world ways, and the program pivots on the values most important to the urban arena: equity, innovation, and opportunity. As a result of my participation in the program, I feel more inspired, and more able, to serve my students