Urban Teachers’ application deadlines for Cohort 2018 are October 16, November 17, January 22, February 26, March 26, and April 30. Your online application must be submitted online via Urban Teachers’ application on or before an application deadline (11:59 P.M. EST) to be considered complete.
Who are we Looking For
Urban Teachers looks for individuals who have four core competencies:
Overview of Our Process
1. Complete the initial online information.
2. Wait 4-10 days for the application to be reviewed.
3. If your application is approved, you continue on in our process via an email invitation to complete a Digital Performance Task (DPT) and/or attend a Final Interview Day (FID).
4. While you wait for your application to be reviewed at any of the above stages, log into your account and complete the essay (required by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education), transcript upload, and provide us with names and email addresses of your two recommenders.
How to Apply
Click here to start your application to Urban Teachers. We also highly suggest you visit the website first to learn more about our program (http://www.urbanteachers.org). The application is completed in stages. The initial stage of the application, the online application, should only take about 15-20 minutes. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants will typically be notified about next steps within 4-10 days after submitting their application. However, following an application deadline, the review time could take up to two weeks so try to get your application completed prior to the actual deadline date! The application collects general information about your academic, professional, volunteer, and leadership experience. You will also preference a city and program of study during the online application, but do note that this can be changed at any point during the application process by contacting email@example.com.
If this initial application is approved, you will then be asked to upload the names of two recommenders, a transcript (can be unofficial) from the institution that did/will confer your undergraduate degree and submit one brief essay (350-650 words). The essay is required by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education so make certain your essay is free of grammatical/punctuation errors and answers the essay question completely. Keep in mind, the essay will weigh heavily for your acceptance into the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
How to Complete a Succesful Application
Please complete all the fields in your application that pertain to your background and experience. We are interested in knowing all about your prior leadership and volunteer/work experiences and activities, as well as the length of time you were in these positions. It is important to include your demographic information, group memberships, languages (and proficiency) and criminal, academic and employment disclosures. We want to get to know you better!
Applying early in the recruitment year (which runs Fall 2017-Spring 2018) to our program is encouraged as there are only a limited number of spots for Cohort 2018, with specific numbers of slots reserved for each program of study (Elementary, Secondary English Language Arts and Secondary Mathematics) in each city. School partners needs determine the number and types of slots in each city (DC, Baltimore, and Dallas/Fort Worth). It is best to apply earlier to secure your spot in your city and program of study preference.
Early Decision Applicants
Unlike an early application, Early Decision is a program specifically for college juniors. Juniors in college may apply as long as they are scheduled to graduate by June 2019. Applicants follow the normal application process through Urban Teachers’ online application and go through Urban Teachers’ selection process with regular decision applicants. If you receive an offer, you will be able to join Urban Teachers’ cohort in June 2019 provided you graduate on time, with the required GPA and pass the required pre-professional standardized tests.
Withdrawing an Application
If you wish to withdraw an application or email opt out from Urban Teachers, just contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your application be withdrawn. Every year we strive to make the application process and program better. Therefore, if you decide to withdraw your application, it would be very helpful for Urban Teachers to know your reason for withdrawing so please include that information in your email to us.