Applications have closed for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Applications for the next cohort in AY 2022-23 will open in Fall 2021
UEP Students develop key skills and competences in three main areas:
- Understanding Urban Education Policy, Politics, and Community Contexts: Students will learn how the urban school system works, how policies are designed and implemented, how decisions are made, the extent to which the community is engaged in decision making, and emerging ideas and models for organizing schools and systems to improve schooling opportunities for diverse student populations.
- Building Quantitative Analytical Skills and Reasoning: Students will develop the skills to collect, analyze, and use quantitative data to make decisions and inform policy.
- Gaining Practical Skills for Reflective and Reflexive Policy Work: Students will conduct in-depth, high quality internship projects with organizations in Providence and other urban communities. Internship projects, embedded in two courses that provide practical skill-building and reflection, serve the needs of policy organizations and offer an opportunity for students to integrate academic learning and field experiences.