At Urban Teachers, they train teachers to be highly effective educators who empower every child through learning. Their teachers become career educators committed to equity and inclusivity, ensuring every student receives a great education. They believe access to a quality education gives young people the tools to become forces of change in their communities.
They believe that access to high-quality education is a civil right. Every child deserves a great education to prepare them for a full, productive life. At Urban Teachers, they are creating a pipeline of highly-effective, career teachers who give students the skills they need to excel, and are committed to the communities they serve. Their teachers bring their own diverse experiences and backgrounds to the classroom. More than half of their Residents are people of color and nearly one-third are the first in their family to complete college.
Only Urban Teachers offers a highly-selective, rigorous program that includes three years of intensive coaching. During the first year in their program, known as the residency year, their participants work in the classroom alongside a host teacher getting over 1,500 hours of real classroom experience. Residents devote their time to developing their clinical practice during the day in their assigned school and developing their content and instructional knowledge through coursework in the master’s program at night. In year two, their residents become fellows and step into classrooms of their own. They continue their training as a teacher of record with continued coursework and coaching support. Three-quarters of their first-year teachers complete all four years of the program.See more