The Graduate Diploma in Education in Urban Environments is designed to provide opportunities for graduate level study of theories and research in urban education. Included in the diploma’s programming are enriched experiences for teachers to continue to develop their expertise to meet the ongoing challenges of education in a cosmopolitan city. Diversities include class, race, citizenship status, sexual orientation, religion and language, among others. Coursework within the programs may explore current theories and practices about urban spaces, issues in urban community education, and the development of group and individual identities within urban landscapes.
The diploma takes up urban education as an area of study and: provides students with the critical analytic skills needed for teaching and learning in urban environments; develops students’ expertise for teaching and learning in a cosmopolitan city marked by multiple aspects of diversity; and deepens students’ analytic abilities to theorize the experiences of living and teaching in urban environments.