Pioneering Teacher Preparation Program in DC, Baltimore and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Urban Teachers is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. Every participant in the program completes an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. In addition to extensive classroom experience during the residency, Urban Teachers earn a master’s degree with a focus on general education and special education that is directly relevant to the urban teacher from the #2 graduate school of education in the nation--Johns Hopkins University School of Education. They also receive three years of one-on-one coaching. During the first year, participants receive a $20,000 stipend from Urban Teachers. Teacher salaries in Baltimore, DC and Dallas/Fort Worth are some of the highest in the nation. All three cities allow an effective teacher to earn six figures. The tuition for the residency and master's is $40,000. Program participants are eligible for loan forgiveness after working in high poverty public schools for five years. Urban Teachers is now an AmeriCorps Education Affiliate. Participants are eligible for up to two Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards (worth up to approximately $11,000 towards tuition or prior student loans).
All Urban Teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance: only those who demonstrate effective teaching practice and improve student learning receive two certifications and complete the program. Urban Teachers are among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation.
For more information or to start an application, visit us on the web at www.urbanteachers.org.
Our application deadlines for the 2017-18 school year are: Oct. 4, Nov. 18, Feb. 13, and March 27 . The program for the 2017-2018 school year will begin mid-to-late June 2017.