WELCOME to Urban Teachers! I am delighted that you are joining Urban Teachers on our mission to ensure that every child in the United States is taught by committed, well-prepared, culturally competent teachers. We — and you — are mutually accountable in providing schools with effective teachers who significantly improve student outcomes.
We accomplish this by recruiting outstanding candidates (you and your cohort members), equipping you with state-of-the-art preparation in a clinical setting, and holding you accountable for performance expectations and program requirements. As a member of the Urban Teachers community, you are expected to adhere to the following core values:
WE SERVE CHILDREN.
- Children are the center of our work. We rely on the communities we serve to guide and inform the decisions we make about our curriculum, program and practice.
WE ARE AN ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATION.
- We are committed to ongoing knowledge seeking, reflection, and action to deliberately oppose racism. We are an inclusive organization that values the diversity of people, backgrounds and perspectives. We are active allies who pursue justice in the communities in which we live and work.
WE ARE LIFE-LONG LEARNERS.
- We are dedicated to continuous improvement, innovation and excellence. We strive to be on the forefront of what is best for teacher education and students based on research and practice.
WE VALUE EACH OTHER.
- We value each other as whole people. We are servant leaders who foster a supportive working environment that is empathetic and caring, and values direct, constructive feedback.
Over time, we expect Urban Teachers educators to be among the most effective and results-oriented in the nation, making the public case for better teacher preparation and educator accountability.
This Participant Info Center is designed as a resource for you. It provides the specific information you will need as you progress through your four-year commitment with Urban Teachers. In the spirit of continuous improvement, please do not hesitate to give us feedback about how to make this resource even better for future cohorts.
Chief Executive Officer, Urban Teachers