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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying urban education.

Hands-On Learning
  • Inquiry and Action in Urban Contexts—This required course for urban education minors combines class meetings at Mills with supervised action-oriented field research in a local urban school or community organization.
  • The Mills College Children’s School—The oldest laboratory school on the West Coast provides high-quality educational programs for children from infancy through fifth grade. It also serves as a setting where students and faculty can test theories about education and conduct research. In addition, the school offers work-study opportunities during the summer and academic year.

Mills College School of Education
Ranked among the best in the nation, our School of Education maintains strong partnerships with the Oakland community. Its Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships (CUSP) convenes community coalitions to support the academic achievement of underserved youth in Oakland’s most challenged neighborhoods. The school and CUSP sponsor lectures and panel discussions that connect graduate and undergraduate students with researchers, policy makers, and other leaders in the field of education.