On September 22 & 23, 2011, the Center for Urban Education held their first collaborative Symposium on Urban Teacher Education at Ross Bridge Conference Center. In attendance were over 50 dynamic leaders in the field of education representing numerous regions throughout the U.S.  These educators: professors, education researchers, school district and university administrators, and urban and rural teachers, gathered to share best practices and strategies related to the enhancement of teacher education programs.  Panels and breakout sessions allowed participants the opportunity to both share successes and solve current challenges.
Topic Strands Included: 
Recruitment and Candidate Selection for Urban Education Programs
Program Design and Delivery
Candidate Support and Retention
Collaboration with Partners
Candidate Assessment
Assessing Program Efficacy
Attendees Included:
Birmingham City Schools
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Georgia
Atlanta Public Schools
William Paterson University
Paterson City Schools
University of Missouri Kansas City
University of South Carolina
Richland County School District One
University of Louisville
Jefferson County Public Schools
University of North Carolina
Charlotte Mecklenburg School System
Wright State University
Dayton Public Schools
University of South Florida
Hillsborough County School District
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver Public Schools
Georgia State University
Wichita State University
Opportunity Project (Wichita, KS) /USD 295
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Guilford County Schools
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora Public Schools
Xavier University of Louisiana
North Carolina A&T State University
New York City Schools
Miles College
Robinson Elementary School
Glen Iris Elementary School