The University of Chicago has many offerings for students looking to pursue coursework in education. A wide variety of departments, including psychology, public policy, sociology, and comparative human development, offer courses relevant to education and teaching. Many of those courses can be used not only to fulfill program requirements in those departments, but also to meet teacher certification requirements in various states. For those interested in more in-depth work in the field, the Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicagoUTEP) allows students to spend an extra year and a half at UChicago to earn a master’s degree in teaching with a focus on urban schools, and the Chicago Public Schools in particular.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with students from the Urban Teachers Education Program, the Institute of Politics, and the Neighborhood Schools Program about the future of education in the United States.