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Graduate Certificate in Urban Education, GRC
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The Certificate in Urban Education is an alternate route to the teacher certification program. This program awards candidates with a Certificate in Urban Education and an Interim Teaching Certificate in subject areas corresponding to passage of specific Michigan Teacher Test for Certification content area competency exams. This alternate route to the teacher certification program allows individuals to teach in Michigan schools while fulfilling credential requirements. Candidates are paired with a master teacher within their assigned school. College of Urban Education faculty members provide candidates weekly feedback through assessments evaluating teacher practice. Current teachers can add endorsements to their existing teaching certificate by passing the Michigan Teacher Test for Certification in desired content areas and completion of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Education Program. Credit from the certificate program can be transferred and utilized toward completion of the Master of Urban Education Degree.

Admission Checklist:

 In order to qualify:
     • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
     • Show evidence of achievement (required 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA)

  Current teachers seeking new endorsements
     • Possess a current teaching certificate under the State of Michigan
     • Show evidence of achievement (required 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA) 

Note: Admittance is contingent upon passage of criminal history check and FBI fingerprinting.

The Department of Education requires Davenport University to provide certain information (Gainful Employment Disclosure) regarding this certificate program to aid students in making a decision to enroll. The Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this Graduate Certificate can be found at

Which class should I take? When should I take it? 
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for Urban Education, GRC and printable pdf download


Foundations Module6 cr.
UEDU600Introduction to Teaching3 cr.
UEDU610Foundations of Urban Education3 cr.
Transformational Module7 cr.
UEDU682Family and Community Partnership Practice2 cr.
UEDU715Educational Pyschology in Urban Education2 cr.
UEDU730Classroom Management Strategies3 cr.
Apprenticeship Module6 cr.
UEDU665Special Education Field Experience3 cr.
UEDU756Differentiating Instruction in an Urban Setting3 cr.
Core Methods Course3 cr.
UEDU700Clinical Observation0 cr.
UEDU701ALiteracy Development/Instruction3 cr.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Gainful Employment Disclosure