SOC 3270 Education in an Urban Culture

Provides an overview of the diverse educational needs, challenges, opportunities, and rewards that teachers encounter as they seek to effectively meet the needs of learners in urban schools. Students will explore the history of public schools in urban areas, the characteristics of the urban child, as well as effective teaching strategies for working with students who are identified as "at risk." This course will address the competencies, tools, and instructional strategies to effectively create positive classroom environments and assist in student achievement. Course includes a 10 hour field experience in a low socioeconomic and ethnically/racially diverse school.