Urban Teachers provides the following:
- A $20,000 stipend during the residency year (Program Year 1). Participants who are employed by a school system during their residency do not receive a stipend payment. In lieu of a stipend, those residents are paid directly by the school system.
- Books and materials for the years that participants are enrolled in the JHU master’s degree program.
- Coverage of the cost for room and board during the first summer of the program (Summer A). After that, housing is the responsibility of the participant.
- Individual health insurance for residents from July 1, 2018 through August 14, 2019 of the residency year. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance from the Johns Hopkins University for any gaps in coverage from August 15, 2019 until the new employer healthcare policy begins. However, participants are responsible for all costs related to this coverage. Please note that dates of hire will vary. (See below for additional information regarding this health insurance plan.)
- While enrolled in the master’s degree program, participants are eligible for free and confidential advising and counseling services through the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP). JHSAP provides support in the areas of: short-term counseling, crisis response, healthy relationship support, and school-life coaching and adjustment. For information on the full range of student support services available to participants, please contact the Johns Hopkins School of Education's Office of Student Affairs.
Participants who are not employed by a school system receive an annual stipend during their residency year (Program Year 1) in the amount of $20,000. Stipend disbursals are made monthly during the school year, in equal installments. Stipends are only provided to participants currently enrolled in the program on the date of stipend disbursement. The total number of disbursals and the timing of each monthly disbursal is determined by the Executive Director and disbursals are distributed accordingly. All participants must complete an IRS W-9 Form to receive this stipend.
Participants who are employed by a school system during their residency year in Year 1 (i.e., as a teacher’s aide) do not receive a stipend payment. In lieu of a stipend, those residents are paid directly by the school system.
JHU STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
The University’s health insurance plan for students is administered by the Consolidated Health Plans, Inc. (CHP), which has contracted with Cigna's network of providers. Participants wishing to enroll a dependent (i.e., spouse, domestic partner, children) may do so during the open enrollment period.
Open enrollment begins June 15, 2018 and closes on July 20, 2018. Please note that this is an annual plan with only one enrollment period. The annual coverage period is July 1, 2018 – August 15, 2019. The per term coverage dates are as follows:
- Fall semester: July 1, 2018 – February 14, 2019
- Spring semester: February 15, 2019 – August 15, 2019
Students can enroll in the Johns Hopkins University Health Insurance Plan via the SIS Self-Service. Look for the “Personal Info” tab and then select “Health Insurance”. Coverage will automatically renew for the spring once a student enrolls for the spring semester. Coverage for eligible dependents is available at an additional cost.
Fellows in Year 2 of the Urban Teachers program are welcome to enroll in the JHU Student Health Insurance Plan if they are not covered by their employer. Coverage dates and cost will fall under the general University Plan. A participant’s student account will be charged, and payment is expected by the due date.
For more detailed information about the insurance plan, please contact the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-9816.
OBLIGATIONS & OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES
All Urban Teachers participants are responsible for their tuition, cost of living expenses, materials, and technology – all of which can be covered with the assistance of federal or private student loan or funds.
These estimated categories and expenses include, but may not be limited to:
- Fingerprinting/Background Check: typically ranges from $52.75 (Balt.) to $70 (DC)
- TB Test: $40-50 in DC; free option available in Baltimore at a specific site (Site Team will notify participants of location)
- Praxis® II fees: approximately $150 (at least three tests are required, two in subject area and one in Special Education)
- Graduation Application Fee (the Johns Hopkins School of Education), regardless of plans to attend or not attend commencement ceremonies: approximately $175
- Certification Fees: approximately $130