About Us


The mission of UMKC’s Institute for Urban Education (IUE) is to address racial disparities and educational inequities through the preparation and support of 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.