A conferred undergraduate degree is required by the start of our Summer Institute (June 2019). You must have a Bachelor's Degree, in any subject, to be eligible to begin the Urban Teachers program.
Urban Teachers seeks a 3.0 GPA from one’s undergraduate institution (the school that will/did confer your degree). There are several exceptions to the GPA requirement.
If your GPA is below a 3.0, don't panic! Urban Teachers accepts a GPA of 2.75-2.99 for highly qualified candidates. For instance, applicants with extensive work with children, STEM majors and (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or experience working in a STEM environment may still be accepted into our program. In addition, Urban Teachers occasionally accepts an applicant who is currently employed as a paraprofessional by one of our school partners and is recommended by them, even if their GPA is below the 3.0 mark.
If your GPA is between 2.5-2.74, you can still apply but we are looking for you to have exceptional experience. This means you have STEM experience (either as a major or in your work experience), have worked as a paraprofessional in one of our partner schools or you have shown improvements academically over the last two years. You will need to complete our online application, a digital performance task, and a final interview day to get accepted.
If you are unsure if you are eligible, please contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility is based on the applicant’s undergraduate institution GPA ONLY; other higher education GPAs (i.e. graduate school) are NOT used to determine eligibility.