Urban Teachers prepares highly effective, culturally competent teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement and remain teaching in the nation’s highest-need schools. We accomplish this by recruiting outstanding candidates, providing them with state-of-the-art preparation, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective classroom practices and student performance outcomes.
Urban Teachers launched its program with the first cohort in 2010 with 39 residents split between two cities - Baltimore and Washington, DC. Since 2010, we’ve welcomed 1,078 aspiring teachers for district and charter schools in both cities. In 2016, Urban Teachers expanded to Dallas/Fort Worth and currently has over 250 teachers in the program there. Urban Teachers expects to expand in our three cities and to new regions over the next few years.