In addition to meeting expectations on Urban Teachers’ evaluative measures, program participants must also meet all state and district criteria for becoming a certified or licensed teacher. Participants must take and pass all required state-mandated tests required for initial credentials and obtain their initial credentials in both their content area and special education by the end of their residency year. Participants must take and pass all state-mandated tests required for standard credentials and obtain their standard credentials by the end of Program Year 3 (Fellow Year 2). Urban Teachers requires that participants obtain credentials in special education in addition to credentials for their content areas. Urban Teachers can only endorse participants for credentials in one content area, and that content area will be determined by the program of study and the grade level/content area of placement. Participants in Dallas/Fort Worth are also required to obtain the English as a Second Language Supplemental certification. Participants are responsible for obtaining and submitting required forms in a timely manner while pursing credentials.
Programs of Study & Teacher Credentials
Urban Teachers’ Site Teams will provide specific details to their participants about which tests are required for each credential area and when those tests should be taken.
Participants are responsible for all costs associated with the teaching certification/licensure tests, application fees, and required transcripts. Information on registration, fees, and test dates can be found at: www.ets.org.