Envisioning Equity

The College of Education creates opportunities for faculty, students, and external groups to engage in dialogue on issues of equity and urban education to shape the future of education. 

Equity Fellows

To make advancements toward our college goal in urban education and equity, the equity fellows program cultivates leadership in each department so that individual faculty and departments can define, deepen, and delineate the work toward the goal. Each equity fellow gets time to learn and develop an equity lens, and a $1000 stipend to put toward a project on curriculum redevelopment, improved practices for supporting preservice students, or a broader approach to work with K12 schools.

2017–18 Equity Fellows

  • , ECED is working on redesigning early childhood education courses so that they infuse notions of equity at all levels, as well as working to support interns in professional development schools to implement their work with an equity lens.
  • , SPED is considering ways in which to acknowledge and integrate issues of social class into the special education curriculum.
  • , ELED is engaged in a research project that uncovers the stories of the youth who are connected with the Baltimore Refugee Project and will use those stories to inform her students in her elementary education courses, shifting the pedagogy for pre-service teachers so that it can be more culturally responsive, and ethno-lingustically conscious.  
  • , ELED is developing a curriculum guide for teachers on the Voices of Baltimore, a short film she co-produced about the movement against legal segregation in Baltimore.
  • , SCED is developing a new curriculum for her secondary education courses to provide the students with a racial equity lens.
  • , EDTL is redesigning her educational technology course around notions of equity and access to technology.
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Past Event 2/19/18
Breakfast Meeting: Envisioning Equity in Greater Baltimore’s Classrooms

As a follow-up from the 10/7/17 gathering, the College of Education at Towson University convened a breakfast meeting to see our conversations move into action. View Meeting Outcomes

Past Event 10/7/17
Envisioning Equity in Greater Baltimore’s Classrooms: A gathering hosted by Towson University and the College of Education

Black and brown youth in Greater Baltimore attend schools that do not always serve them well. Given the structural challenges that provide inequitable funding and resources for these youth, the gathering focused on how we can lift children up and help them meet their educational and long-term goals. The challenges young people face were recognized and the group gathered to explore ways to serve students in our schools better.

Event Details

Event Advisory Committee

  • Adar Ayira,  Associated Black Charities
  • Kaylah Blake, Baltimore Algebra Project
  • Shanda Crowder, Family League
  • Shanelle England, Y of Maryland
  • Diane Kuthy, Towson University
  • Mariana Le Bron, Towson University
  • Rochelle Machado, Baltimore City Schools
  • Jessica Shiller, Towson University