Urban Education Research Center

As a nonpartisan research arm of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education (UMKC SOE), the Urban Education Research Center (UERC)–which formally was launched on October 29, 2013–works collaboratively within the SOE, across the university and in conjunction with local partners and communities. The mission of the UERC is to create reliable, usable knowledge, provide technical assistance, conduct cutting edge research and analysis, develop data rich approaches, and disseminate this information with the goal of promoting excellent schooling and improving the lives, opportunities, and communities of urban residents throughout the United States, with a focus on the Greater Kansas City community.

Ways to associate with the UERC:

  1. Faculty Fellows are SOE and other UMKC faculty who have a demonstrated interest in urban education research. This will allow for and encourage cross-disciplinary connections and promote collaboration across the academic units at UMKC.
  2. UERC Scholars are non-UMKC faculty who are leaders in the field of urban education. This will allow the UERC to work with renowned scholars and benefit from and complement the expertise among the UMKC faculty.
  3. UERC International Scholars are internationally based leaders in urban education. This will allow the UERC to work with renowned scholars who will bring global perspectives and expertise.
  4. Emerging Urban Education Scholars are post-doctoral researchers from across the UMKC campus and nationally who want to participate in the UERC’s research activities.
  5. Urban Education Student Affiliates are doctoral students from across the UMKC campus and nationally who want to participate in the UERC’s research activities.