Certificate in Instruction in Urban Schools

Department of Teacher Education, College of Education

Vision Statement

The Instruction in Urban Schools Certificate is designed to provide professionals in K-12 schools with historical, theoretical, research, and practical knowledge related to teaching and learning. This knowledge can be applied to all school settings, especially those with diverse student populations.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Rebecca Pasco, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)

Roskens Hall (RH) 308 J



Program Website:


Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: June 1

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
  • Application Fee
  • If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IETLS, or PTE exam are required
    • 500 for the written TOEFL
    • 173 for the computer-based TOEFL
    • 61 for the internet-based TOEFL
    • 5.5 on the IELTS
    • 44 on the PTE
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major

Cert-Instruction in Urban Schools

Cert-INUS Required Courses (9 hours):

TED 8190Contemporary Issues in Urban Education

3 credits

TED 8180Culturally Responsive Teaching

3 credits

TED 9200Critical Pedagogy: Teaching for Social Justice

3 credits

Cert-INUS Related Courses (9 hours):

Urban and diversity courses to be determined in consultation with program advisor (3 courses)

Total Credit Hours: 18