To progress through and successfully complete the Urban Teachers program, participants must meet performance expectations and program requirements; adhere to all state, district, and school policies and requirements; and abide by Urban Teachers and university partner conduct policies. Participants who do not meet any one or more of these requirements are subject to dismissal.
Urban Teachers and its university partners each maintain different participant policies. When we state Urban Teachers, we are referring to a policy exclusive to Urban Teachers. When we state American University or School of Education, we are referring to a policy exclusive to the university or school.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
Urban Teachers participants must demonstrate the classroom skills and abilities necessary to become highly skilled classroom teachers. Participants are coached and evaluated on specific indicators within the TPR throughout the first three program years. By the end of Program Year 3 (Fellow Year 2), it is expected that participants should be demonstrating effective teaching practices by scoring as “proficient” (average score of 3.0) on the Accountable Teaching Practices (ATPs).
In addition to demonstrating that one is an effective teacher through classroom observation, there are coursework grades, GPA requirements, attendance expectations, and state/district teacher credentialing requirements for completing the Urban Teachers program. The table below gives a thumbnail overview of the various program requirements and expectations that are more fully discussed throughout this Participant Info Center. It is the responsibility of the participant to read and become familiar with all program policies and expectations in their entirety. If you have questions at any time about meeting the program expectations, please consult your designated site team point of contact for guidance.