Upcoming Events

Posts not found

Voices in Education

These sessions will offer insight and information for teachers as they prepare for the school year. The webinars will offer tools, strategies and resources as well as highlight best practices from Kansas City area teachers.

Watch all four parts

The Mission of UMKC School of Education’s Institute for Urban Education (IUE) is to prepare and support exemplary teachers for richly diverse schools in Kansas City.

Our partner schools are situated in contexts that may include racially, culturally and linguistically diverse student populations that have been historically underserved in US public schools.

With a focus on culturally responsive teaching; relationships with students, family and the community; and innovation in teaching and learning, we are committed to reciprocal partnerships with our school partners and the community.

teacher-and-student-working-at-table

Programs and Services

In addition to teacher preparation, additional IUE key elements include community involvement and support for schools. Specific programs include Grow Your Own initiatives, Career Changer opportunities for those shifting their profession to become teachers, and service to schools in support of beginning and practicing teachers.

Learn more

About IUE’s Teacher Preparation Programs

IUE teacher preparation is a cohort program specially designed to enhance preparation for teaching in Kansas City urban schools. Students admitted to the IUE receive scholarships, and are part of a cohort with experiences that include enhanced professional development, mentoring and increased experiences in partner schools in the Kansas City community.

Learn more

Apply to the IUE

The Institute for Urban Education (IUE) is a scholarship and supplemental preparation program that supports students seeking teacher certification (undergraduate OR Master of Arts in Teaching) at UMKC. IUE scholarships are available to incoming freshman, transfer students and students applying to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. In exchange for their IUE scholarship, students commit to teach in an IUE partner urban district for four years following graduation.

Learn more

History

The IUE has been a premiere teacher preparation program in Kansas City since 2005. The first set of graduates began teaching in 2009. Today, these educators continue to be leaders in Kansas City schools!

Learn more

Giving

We have a critical shortage of highly qualified teachers in our community. Join us to prepare exemplary teachers for tomorrow’s richly diverse schools. You may create an endowed or expendable scholarship, combine your gift with our other supporters to grow existing scholarships, or support the operational growth of this proven program. Gift planning, such as distributions from an IRA, annuity, life insurance policy or bequest are always welcome. Contact Shelly Doucet, Director of Philanthropy, at doucets@umkcfoundation.org or 816-235-6025 for more information, or click here to make an immediate gift.

Donate now

Media and News

IUE Voices in Education: Technology Tools for Classroom-Based and Remote Learning

IUE presents a webinar providing P-12 educators with technology tools for facilitating learning in the classroom as well as remote learning. The facilitators offer context, theory and teaching strategies and tips. The webinar concludes with a panel discussion of current educators in Kansas City area schools and organizations. Facilitators: Dr. Hilary McNeil and Anya Arnold, […]

IUE Voices in Education: Techniques for Differentiation in Remote Learning

IUE presents a webinar providing P-12 educators with information for differentiating instruction in remote learning situations. Information for varied learners as well as strategies than can be used remotely or in the classroom are shared. The facilitators offer context, theory and teaching strategies and tips. The webinar concludes with a panel discussion of current educators […]

IUE Voices in Education: Promoting Student Voice & Agency in the Classroom

IUE presents a webinar providing P-12 educators with information how to empower student voice in the classroom. The facilitators offer context, theory and teaching strategies and tips. The webinar concludes with a panel discussion of current educators in Kansas City area schools and organizations. Facilitators: Jennifer Fergerson & Dr. Brad Poos, UMKC Institute for Urban […]

Anti-Racism in the Classroom – IUE Voices in Education

IUE presents a webinar providing educators with information about Anti-Racist classroom practices, including a brief historical context, information about culturally responsive, culturally relevant and anti-racist teaching strategies and tips. The webinar concludes with a panel discussion of current educators in Kansas City area schools and organizations. Facilitators: Dr. Brad Poos and Jennifer Fergerson, Institute for […]

Social Justice Through Education

UMKC School of Education’s Institute for Urban Education (IUE) offers guidance on creating culturally inclusive classroom environments for all students. Read the suggestions for creating culturally inclusive classroom environments. Complete story in UMKC Today