-Dr. Zachary Casey, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Memphis is at the heart of the education reform movement, providing future educators, researchers and education policy makers with an ideal incubator for innovative work. The Master of Arts in Urban Education program at Rhodes College is a unique, interdisciplinary master’s degree program designed to address the present and growing need for high-impact, culturally relevant educators in diverse urban schools.
The Master of Arts in Urban Education program provides high achieving students with an educational experience that will enable them to become thought leaders and educators that use contemporary approaches and methodology to advance justice and equity in urban education.
The Master of Arts in Urban Education program is ideal for passionate students and educational professionals who wish to teach in and lead schools in urban settings.
Advancing your education is an important step to take in your pursuit of career success and security. At Rhodes, we strive to make graduate education affordable for all students.
The Educational Studies program has partnered with other institutions to implement a pipeline program that will provide highly qualified and motivated students interested in entering the teaching field with guaranteed admission to Rhodes’ Master of Arts in Urban Education program.
The Master of Arts in Urban Education program seeks driven students who are passionate about educational justice and desire to impact the lives of students across Memphis and the surrounding region.
During his undergraduate career at Rhodes, Duke Sherrell was an outstanding student-athlete who loved the opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary Urban Studies major. Today, he's is being prepared by the Master of Arts in Urban Education program to tackle the structural inequality facing public schools.
Already a full-time teacher in the Shelby County Schools system, Najah Braswell found Rhodes' non-licensure graduate studies track the perfect fit for furthering her desire to cultivate educational justice in the classroom.
For Diana Azcarate '19, the decision to join the Master of Arts in Urban Education program after graduating from Rhodes was simple. As a product of Shelby County Schools, Azcarate experienced firsthand some of the challenges public schools face today. Azcarate’s time in the program prompted a period of reflection that has ultimately helped her empathize and better understand the needs of students sitting in classrooms today.