Resident Compensation & Teacher Salary
Urban Teachers Residents earn first-year compensation of at least $30,000. In years two through four, Urban Teachers Fellows are employed as teachers of record and receive a full-time salary and benefits from our school partners. Salaries typically start around $50,000 or more in Baltimore, DC, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Philadelphia!
Resident compensation and teacher salaries depend on the participant’s region and assigned district/charter management organization. Urban Teachers works with many school districts and charter management organizations that have some of the highest teacher pay in the nation, including pay for performance. This means that an effective teacher would more quickly move up the salary ladder. Participants can make a great living as a teacher!
Housing and Costs of Living
Urban Teachers covers the cost of the graduate university's healthcare for the first year, as well as required books and materials for the two years that participants are enrolled in the master’s degree program. Urban Teachers also covers the cost for room and board during the first summer of the program (“Summer A”). After the first summer, housing is the responsibility of the participant.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Enrollment with Urban Teachers and our higher education partner has a tuition cost of $45,000 that is paid over two years. The master's degree and four years of training, coaching, and support are included in this fee. Participants can apply for financial aid through Urban Teachers' graduate university partner.
Additional Financial Opportunities
Participants may have the opportunity to earn up to two Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards during Fellow Years 1 and 2 (the second and third years of the program) -- approximately $12,000 to be used for educational expenses. Participants are also eligible for a variety of federal programs, grants, and scholarship opportunities, as well as loan deferment, loan forgiveness, and repayment plans, as detailed in our Loan Support, Grants, and Scholarships resources.