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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? 
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for Urban Education Leadership, M Ed and printable pdf download

Foundations Of Urban Educational Leadership12 cr.
UEDU622Educational Leadership3 cr.
UEDU656Education and the Law3 cr.
UEDU710Race, Culture, and Equity3 cr.
UEDU735Leading and Managing3 cr.
Business Essentials for Urban Schools and District Administrators12 cr.
UEDU744Human Capital3 cr.
UEDU753Strategic Improvement of Urban Schools/Districts 3 cr.
UEDU765Financial Management3 cr.
UEDU774Performance Management3 cr.
Instructional Core Transformation Strategies12 cr.
UEDU778Advanced Instructional Strategies3 cr.
UEDU788Culturally Responsive Instruction3 cr.
UEDU791Managing Partnership Development3 cr.
UEDU796Transformation/Management: Instructional Core3 cr.