MISSION & VISION
The mission of Urban Teachers is to prepare highly effective, culturally competent teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement and remain teaching in the nation’s highest-need schools. Urban Teachers accomplishes this by recruiting outstanding candidates, providing them with state-of-the-art preparation, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practice, student gains, growth mindset & professionalism.
At Urban Teachers, we equip teachers to be educators who empower every child through learning. Our teachers become career educators, committed to equity and inclusivity, ensuring every student receives a great education. We believe access to a quality education gives young people the tools to become forces of change in their communities. It is our vision to re-invent the urban teacher workforce by providing school districts with pipelines of gap-closing teachers who can improve student outcomes and who stay longer in challenging urban settings.
Urban Teachers admits participants of any race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Johns Hopkins University. Urban Teachers does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.