The College of Education engages in a variety of outreach projects with our partners and programs where research merges with practice. Our college theme incorporates the goal of developing "the Effective Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity". This theme emphasizes our commitment to preparing educators who are critical thinkers prepared to assume leadership roles in real-world settings including urban environments with diverse populations.
This commitment is reflective of the entire university's dedication to fully participate in the community in which it is located, by initiating and joining in partnership with a variety of individuals, agencies, businesses, school districts, non-profits agencies, etc. Examples of these projects, in which the expertise of College of Education faculty is creatively applied to real-world situations to benefit our community, include:
Alternative and teaching programs
Community art projects
Early childhood programs
- Emerging Educators
- Project Mitten - Cultural Competency in the Classroom Training and C3-NGT Mentorship
- Shifting Urban Narratives: Youth Civic Engagement and America's Future
Professional development for teachers
Programs for high school students
- COE Upward Bound Program
- Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
- Project Mitten - Next Gen Teachers Summer Program - Get Prepared to Make a Difference!