Welcome, partner school team members

We are committed to removing barriers so you can sustain equity, creativity and opportunity for urban communities.

Davenport University is invested in preparing teachers and administrators to teach and lead in urban schools. Our College of Urban Education offers programs to help employees, students and parents develop the tools and the confidence needed to become urban educators who can tackle urban education issues within the classroom, building or district. 

As a member of a Davenport partner school, you are eligible for flexible degree pathways, scholarships and mentoring that will help you develop as a culturally responsive teacher or educational leader.

Partner Scholarships

Davenport's College of Urban Education exists to better prepare teachers to make a difference for students in local school districts. As an urban education student, you will develop a deep expertise in K-12 instruction while learning culturally responsible teaching strategies that empower students intellectually, socially and emotionally. As a member of a partner school, Davenport is making it easier than ever to gain an urban education degree - both undergraduate or graduate - with these scholarships.

Scholarship benefits:

  • Scholarships are available in amounts up to $12,000 per academic year for the BS in urban STEM degree and are renewable for four years at 30 credits per year*
  • Scholarships are available in amounts up to $7,000 per academic year for the Master in Urban Education or Urban Education Graduate Certificate. They are renewable for four years at 22 credits per year*
  • Scholarships may be awarded to up to 25 employees, 25 students and 25 students’ parents each year
  • Scholarships may be applied to tuition, fees, books, meal plans and housing

BAS in Integrative Professional Studies

Davenport University offers the Bachelor of Applied Science in integrative professional studies to individuals who aspire to become educators and who are currently working in a Davenport University partner school system. Once the bachelor’s degree is completed, you may obtain the urban education graduate certificate to become a full-fledged teacher.

Program benefits:

  • Students may continue working while gaining a degree
  • Clinical teaching experience is obtained through required service learning each year of the program; service learning credits are offered for experience
  • Completing this program and the 22-credit urban education graduate certificate enables you to become a full-fledged working teacher
Benefit from a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio at Davenport
Flexible and convenient class schedules 100% online or in person
Learn from Davenport faculty who have nearly 30+ years of experience as educators
Number of students in urban schools positively impacted by our program participants

How to take advantage of Davenport’s partner school benefits

1. Apply for admission to Davenport University, and be sure to identify your partner school as your employer.

2. Continue the admissions and enrollment process.

3. Contact Taryn Scane with any questions at tscane@davenport.edu.

*Scholarships apply to new students who have not attended Davenport University in the past 12 months. Scholarships are prorated and are applied against published tuition rates.

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