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Urban Education Endorsement Certificate

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Program Overview

The eSpelman Urban Education Endorsement program will prepare individuals to teach in an urban setting in the field and at the grade level of their current base Georgia teaching certification.

In Georgia, certificate endorsements recognize individuals’ additional expertise in specialized areas. Earning an Urban Education Endorsement from eSpelman demonstrates your understanding of and competencies to teach in urban settings. This program will provide the historical, social, political, and economic contexts that affect schools and communities in urban areas. You’ll be well-equipped to translate theory into practice by developing culturally relevant teaching strategies and building relationships with students and families alike.

Please note that eligibility for the professional Urban Education Endorsement is dependent on holding a Level Four (4) or higher Renewable Professional Certificate in any teaching, service, or leadership field.

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Understand, develop, and implement culturally relevant pedagogy and classroom management strategies
  • Explore and understand how students form diverse identities and investigate technological trends and advancements that affect their learning
  • Become culturally self-aware and engage in communication and partnerships between school, students, their families, and communities
  • Recognize personal and societal sources of implicit bias and address them by creating inclusive and equitable opportunities
  • Acknowledge and confront how existing systems, structures, and policies impact the urban education setting

Program Info 

2023 Term Start Dates

Term 3: Monday, Aug. 7 Term 4: Monday, Oct. 16

Time Commitment

Approximately 6 Hours / Week

Program Duration

Three 8-week courses

Number of College Credits



$1,800 per course 



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  • The educator must hold and maintain a renewable certificate in at least one full certificate field.
  • A Level Four (4) or higher renewable Professional Certificate in any teaching, service, or leadership field
  • Learn more about Georgia Professional Standards Commission policies


The Urban Education Endorsement Program consists of three online courses, completed over three, 8 weeks terms.

Course Type of Course
Multicultural Education Required
Advocacy for Urban Schools  Required
Psychology of the Inner-City Child Required


We are launching these eSpelman courses to the public at the inaugural price of $600 per credit hour. This inaugural rate will only be available for a limited time.


All courses in this certificate are online and self-paced. Learn in your own time and schedule from anywhere you choose! You should expect to spend approximately 6 to 8-hours a week on course work.

Spelman Faculty Leaders

Dr. Andrea D. Lewis
Director of Student Success
Associate Professor of Education
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