The Center for Urban Education executes a variety of projects. While some projects only occur once, such as a book drive benefiting a certain community or cause, others are ongoing. If you or your organization has a project in which you’d like to involve the Center, or if you would like suggestions or feedback on a potential project idea, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Certificate in Urban Education: The Graduate School of Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Advanced Study in Teaching with an Area of Concentration in Urban Education provides training to strengthen classroom relations between educators and diverse student populations.
CUE Summer Educator Forum: CUESEF is a professional learning experience for teachers in Pittsburgh and surrounding area that focuses on developing culturally responsive teaching.
Ready to Learn: A combination tutoring-mentoring initiative and research study that connects Pitt undergraduate students with students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. RTL's goal is to provide grade school students with experiences to support their academic improvement in mathematics, English language arts, and social skill development. Since the program’s inception in 2014, RTL has served 60 elementary, middle, and high school students, and supported 30 Pitt mentors.
Urban Scholars Program: Designed to complement the School of Education’s Master of Arts in Teaching and Professional Year programs, CUE’s Urban Scholars program provides students with additional time, resources, experiences, and support to develop knowledge, skills, mindsets, beliefs and dispositions needed to be an effective teacher of all students in diverse urban schools.