IUE Application Process

The IUE prepares teachers for success in urban classrooms by exploring issues of social justice and multicultural education. IUE students receive scholarships and, in exchange, commit to teach in a Kansas City area partner district for at least four years following graduation. The IUE accepts applications from incoming freshman, transfer students and graduate students interested in teacher certification.

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Apply today!

Students applying for the IUE scholarship should complete the following:

  1. Complete the Initial Online Application
  2. Once you have completed the initial application, an IUE representative will contact you with next steps.


IUE applicants will be reviewed by the IUE team. Potential finalists will be contacted to participate in an IUE admissions interview as the final component of the application process.

Interested in IUE?

  • Students interested in learning more or applying to the IUE should contact iue@umkc.edu
  • General inquiries about the IUE can also be addressed to iue@umkc.edu