Current Deadline – December 17th, 2021
Urban Teachers is a four-year teacher training and certification program that works to end educational inequity in schools by improving teacher quality and preparing a pipeline of high-performing career teachers. Educators who complete the Urban Teachers program are among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation because we provide the best teacher preparation available.
A full year to work as a co-teacher in urban classrooms under the guidance of our expert faculty, receiving regular feedback as you develop your skills and prove your effectiveness. The residency year gives you practice time in anticipation of your career as a teacher.
Over the first two years in the program, Urban Teachers participants earn a master’s from the American University School of Education while working alongside experienced teachers during year one, and managing their own classroom in their second year.
Coaching and Mentoring
Four years of mentoring and support is tailored to your needs—from coaches and peers—and available longer than any other preparation program. This includes three full years of one-on-one coaching to ensure you develop as an effective teacher.
At the start of your second year, you will be a full-time teacher of record in one of our partner districts, where effective, experienced teachers can earn over $100,000 per year later in their careers. We also provide school placement to all participants.
Our program develops and prepares highly qualified teachers for the purpose of combating racial and socioeconomic inequality. We train those in our program to become highly effective teachers who are committed to teaching students in the districts that need them most and empowering every child through learning.
Urban Teachers seeks passionate individuals who are ready to become effective teachers for students in urban communities to fill an immediate need for teachers in Elementary Education, Secondary Math, and Secondary Literacy. We currently place teachers in Washington DC, Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth, and will be expanding into Philadelphia for the coming school year.
During the first year of our program, participants receive a stipend from Urban Teachers of at least $21,500, books and materials, and healthcare benefits. Starting the second year, participants are employed as full-time teachers and begin to receive a full salary ($47,000 – $52,000) in addition to their eligibility for monetary education awards (AmeriCorps Segal Award) and benefits as an employee of the school district or charter network where they are placed.
Start your application to join our next cohort in a few easy steps, provided you meet the following minimum requirements:
· Earn an undergraduate degree by June 2022 (or June 2023 for early undergraduate applicants)
· A minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
· Are a US Citizens, Permanent Resident, or DACA recipient
Job Type: Full-time
Start Date: Mid-June 2022
About Urban Teachers
Change Starts in the Classroom
At Urban Teachers, we produce highly effective educators who empower every child through learning. Our teachers become career educators committed to equity and inclusivity, ensuring every student receives a great education. We believe access to a quality education gives young people the tools to become forces of change in their communities. Urban Teachers prepares new teachers to succeed through a rigorous clinical training model. The centerpiece of this four-year collaborative program is a 14-month residency that candidates experience in urban schools before becoming a lead teacher. It is augmented by graduate coursework leading to a Master of Arts in teaching degree which is completed in two years and is clinically based, allowing teachers to practice their skills immediately in the classroom. The residency is followed by three years of coaching and mentoring that aids in the development of outstanding practice in the field. When you join Urban Teachers, you are starting a journey to become one of the most expert and results-oriented teachers for high needs schools. Our teachers assume leadership roles early in their careers and help us make the case for better teacher preparation and educator accountability nationwide.