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Urban Education Club

The Urban Education Club was established to provide teacher candidates, who feel called to teach in urban environments, with meaningful experiences that will prepare them to be successful in urban classrooms. Over the course of two semesters, students will complete 40 hours of field experience in an approved urban school, actively participate in a book study, and attend presentations from guest speakers and panelists about their experiences in urban education. This club experience is designed to provide teacher candidates with greater perspective on urban education and the social issues that often affect students in low-income, urban communities.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Urban Education Club at Liberty University is to provide undergraduate teacher candidates with immersive experiences that highlight the realities and challenges of teaching in low-income, urban communities. Our goal is to increase the number of teacher candidates who pursue careers in urban communities in order to increase teacher retention in urban schools.


Goals of the Urban Education Club at Liberty University

  • Provide undergraduate teacher candidates with meaningful practicum experiences in local urban classrooms.
  • Establish mentor-mentee relationships between urban education club members and local urban educators.
  • Expose urban education club members to current research and literature in the field of urban education.
  • Provide urban education club members with opportunities to learn from individuals with expertise and experience in urban schools.
  • Prepare urban education club members for careers in urban school districts.

Become a Member

Membership is open to undergraduate School of Education teacher candidates who have fully completed the background clearance process and received necessary clearances to be eligible for practicum hours in the assigned school system. Club membership requires a two-semester commitment, a pledge to attend five meetings per semester, and the completion of 20 practicum hours per semester. Teacher candidates interested in membership should contact Dr. Monica Huband at mhuband@liberty.edu.


CSER Credit

Urban Education Club membership is now approved for CSER.


Contact

Faculty Sponsor
Dr. Monica Huband
mhuband@liberty.edu

Club Presidents
Kirsten Bauer
klbauer@liberty.edu

Olivia Patrick
oapatrick@liberty.edu