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 performance expectations and program requirements.
Urban Teachers stands behind the thorough approach and structure to preparation and, because of this commitment, alternative experience obtained through related educator preparation, work experience, or military service cannot be applied to or substituted for any coursework and clinical program requirements.
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 and state departments may use alternative terminology when describing program participants, host schools, host teachers, and clinical faculty/coaches. Additionally, terminology for teaching credentials/certification may vary by state.
Program Alignment with Participant Status
Clinical and Coursework Requirements by Program of Study