Urban Teachers provides the following:
- A $20,000 stipend during the residency year (Program Year 1).
- 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 your 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.)
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.
OBLIGATIONS & OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES
All Urban Teachers participants are responsible for their tuition, cost of living expenses, materials outside of books, and technology – all of which can be covered with the assistance of federal or private student loan or funds. (See pg. 46 for information on financial aid options.)
There are also a number of out-of-pocket expenses that participants must plan for during the four years of their Urban Teachers commitment. Participants are expected to meet any deadlines associated with these expenses.
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 per test (at least three tests are required, two in subject area and one in Special Education for a total of approximately $450)
- 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
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 Site Executive Director and is 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 (Program Year 1), i.e. as a teacher’s aide during the residency year, do not receive a stipend payment. In lieu of a stipend, those residents are paid directly by the school system.