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The Center for Urban Education received a grant to launch the "21st Century College Readiness Center" - Click here for more information about our new initiative.

The Center for Urban Education and our 17 partner schools are now working with NBC Learn. Click the logo below to visit the NBC Learn website.

Welcome to the Center for Urban Education!


The urban classroom today is a challenging place for both teachers and students. In order for real learning to take place in a high needs classroom, teachers must not only know what to teach and how to teach, but they must also understand the needs and circumstances of children in their classrooms.

The Center for Urban Education (CUE) supports and promotes the most effective teachers for high-need urban schools. CUE partners with and provides supplemental services to MSU Denver students who are preparing to teach through the Teacher Education Departments and School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. CUE facilitates pre-service teacher placements in urban schools, provides paid and volunteer tutoring and service opportunities in schools to help pre-service teachers and other university students build their professional resumes, develops and hosts urban education seminars and workshops for MSU Denver students, and convenes an annual national urban education summit aimed at building a national network of educators committed to addressing the educational needs of children in high-need urban schools. CUE currently partners with the Denver Public Schools.

We encourage you to explore this website to discover some of the enriching learning experiences going on in our schools through the work of the Center for Urban Education and to discover a few of the many ways you can become involved in this exciting undertaking on behalf of our city’s children.