Urban Teachers is one of the most thorough teacher preparation programs in the nation, providing its participants a year-long residency, a two-year Master of Science (MS) in Education degree program, three years of one-on-one coaching, and four years of experience working in high-needs classrooms. Participants who complete the four-year program graduate with the tools and skills needed to be an effective urban teacher. This is an investment that pays off for our teachers and their students.
Urban Teachers’ educator preparation program requires its participants to make a four-year commitment to the program and, where possible, to their school. In order to complete the program and receive full certification, Urban Teachers participants must meet all program expectations. (Please refer to Participant Evaluation and Requirements for specifics regarding program expectations).
Urban Teachers refers to its first-year participants as “residents” and its second, third and fourth year participants as “fellows”. Urban Teachers refers to the first year of its program as a “residency”. Please be aware that local school systems may use additional terminology when describing program participants, host schools, host teachers, and clinical faculty/coaches. Additionally, terminology for various teaching credentials/certification may vary by state.
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