Master of Education In Urban Teaching

Through National Louis University

Designed for early-career teachers with coursework that will prepare you to teach in high-need schools within urban communities in Chicago. Residents develop skills anchored in best practices to support students who must overcome challenges such are poverty, trauma, achievement and opportunity gaps.

Who We Look For:

• Licensed teachers seeking career advancement
• Passion for teaching in urban communities
• Embodies a growth mindset
• Desire to promote diversity in learning
• Interest in joining a dynamic and diverse professional network

Why Get a M.Ed. In Urban Teaching?

Demand Is Growing

Teacher employment is projected to grow 9% in the next 10 years (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Increased Salary

Earn a higher salary with a master's degree at Chicago Public Schools

By becoming an effective teacher, you can help provide quality education for all

Hear Leigh Mason's Master's in Urban Teaching Story

Not only did she gain another year of student teaching experience with the Master’s in Urban Teaching program through the Chicago Teacher Residency, but she gained rewarding experience working with kids in need.

Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at
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