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Department of Urban Education

The Department of Urban Education offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, focusing on schooling in urban environments. Our fundamental premise is that public schools are crucial to the cultivation of creative, productive, and politically involved individuals committed to a just and democratic society.  The Department is dedicated to the preparation and professional development of future and current teachers, administrators, and scholars who contribute to the improvement of urban education through their teaching, community involvement, leadership, and research.



110 Warren Street, Bradley Hall - 1st Floor, Room 151, Newark, NJ 07102

News & Announcements

  • Nicholas Leeper 

    Jennifer Morales-Guzman

    Arezou Moussavian

    Ryan Sandor 

    Kenya Velarde 


    Look forward to some exceptional teachers entering the field! #MakeYourMark! 


  • Attention Guidance Counselors! UTEP will like to invite you to attend one of our upcoming information sessions. The sessions will be held across New Jersey, choose the location most convenient for you! 

  • Monday, October 5, 2015


    Bradley Hall 

    Room 148


  • In its continuing initiatives to prepare teachers for the 21st century, UTEP secured a grant from the United States Department of Education to expand its offerings and reach. Now, in partnership with Jersey City Public Schools and Liberty Science Center, non-profit science museum dedicated to bringing the excitement, power, and promise of science and technology to people of all ages, Excite and Ignite: Building the Next Generation of Teachers (NextGen) provides specialized resources from the world of informal science education for students seeking teaching certification in a STEM field—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.  This transformative partnership prepares future teachers with a deeper understanding of science and engineering practices and to teach STEM fields with a broader repertoire of hands-on, minds-on instructional strategies. Moreover, all UTEP teacher candidates participate in a yearlong clinical experience and receive support during their first two years of teaching. 

    UTEP is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).