IUPUI’s School of Education is distinguished by our commitment to diversity and associated innovations and achievements in recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students. Reflective of those efforts, the School features a particularly strong, diverse, and dynamic faculty and staff delivering a powerful portfolio of urban-focused undergraduate and graduate programs. Within these programs, our faculty and students purposely and openly address issues related to social justice, including the complexities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, dis/abilities, cultures, and languages of the urban education environment. Our anti-oppressive and anti-racist asset-based approaches figure prominently in our undergraduate programs for pre-service educators, our masters programs in counseling and counselor education, language education, special education, urban education and urban education leadership, and our Ph.D. program in Urban Education Studies.
Our faculty are recognized locally and nationally for commitments to civic engagement, leadership on diversity, excellence in innovative and multicultural teaching, and significant contributions to the field as mentors and early career scholars. Reflective of our current trajectory, our faculty have secured grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Education, and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, among others. In addition, the rate of proposed and awarded externally funded research activity increases each year. Our faculty are leaders in national organizations including AERA, UCEA, and ASHE, among other discipline-based organizations, and lead national top-tier journals for research and teaching. Our faculty lead innovative, equity-focused research centers and initiatives providing opportunities for researchers, students, educators, and community leaders. The Center for Urban and Multicultural Education, Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education, and Great Lakes Equity Center are exceptional in the Midwest.