Urban Teachers provides the following:
- A stipend of at least $20,000 during the residency year (Program Year 1) to participants not employed by their school system or charter management organization.
- Books and materials for the two years that participants are enrolled in the JHU master’s degree program.
- Coverage of the cost for room and board during the first summer of the program (Summer A). After that, housing is the responsibility of the participant (that is, during the residency year and beyond).
- Individual health insurance for residents from July 1, 2020 through August 14, 2021 of the residency year. Participants enrolled in the Urban Teachers master’s program are eligible to purchase health insurance from the Johns Hopkins University for any gaps in coverage from August 14, 2021 until the new employer healthcare policy begins. However, participants are responsible for all costs related to this coverage. Please note that dates of hire will vary. (See below for additional information regarding the Johns Hopkins University health insurance plan.)
- While enrolled in the master’s degree program, participants are eligible for free and confidential advising and counseling services through the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP). JHSAP provides support in the areas of short-term counseling, crisis response, healthy relationship support, and school-life coaching and adjustment. For information on the full range of student support services available to participants, please contact the Johns Hopkins School of Education's Office of Student Affairs.
Participants who are not employed by their school system or charter management organization will receive a stipend during their residency year (Program Year 1) of at least $20,000. Urban Teachers will disburse stipends on a monthly basis from July of Summer A to July of Summer B, in equal installments. Stipends are only provided to participants currently enrolled in the program on the date of stipend disbursement. The total number of disbursals and the timing of each monthly disbursal is determined by the Executive Director and disbursals are distributed accordingly. All participants must complete an IRS W-9 Form to receive this stipend.
Participants who are employed by a school system or a charter management organization during their residency year in Year 1 (i.e., as a teacher’s aide) do not receive a stipend payment. In lieu of a stipend, those residents are paid directly by the school system.
JHU STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
The university’s health insurance plan for students is administered by the Consolidated Health Plans, Inc. (CHP), which has contracted with Cigna's network of providers. Participants wishing to enroll a dependent (i.e., spouse, domestic partner, children) may do so during the open enrollment period.
For new participants in Year 1, open enrollment begins June 24, 2020 and closes on September 20, 2020. This is an annual plan with only one enrollment period. The annual coverage period is July 1, 2020 – August 14, 2021. The per term coverage dates are as follows:
- Fall semester: July 1, 2020 – February 14, 2021
- Spring semester: February 15, 2021 – August 14, 2021
Participants can enroll in the Johns Hopkins University’s student health insurance plan via the SIS Self-Service website. Look for the “Personal Info” tab and then select “Health Insurance.” Coverage will automatically renew for the spring once a participant enrolls for the spring semester. Coverage for eligible dependents is available at an additional cost.
Fellows in Year 2 of the Urban Teachers master’s program are welcome to enroll in the university’s health insurance plan and/or the vision and dental plans if they are not covered by their employer. Coverage dates and cost will fall under the general university plan. A participant’s student account will be charged, and payment is expected by the due date.
It is the student’s responsibility to be an informed consumer, know how the plan works, and understand the benefits, providers, payment responsibility, etc. For more detailed information about the JHU Student Health Insurance Plan, please visit the Student Health Benefits Plan webpage on the JHU benefits site, or contact the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-9816.
JHU DENTAL AND VISION PLANS
For information regarding the vision and dental plan options available to participants, please visit the Student Health Benefits Plan webpage on the JHU benefits site, or contact JHUStudentBenefits@jhu.edu. Please note that Urban Teachers does not pay for these plans. The premiums are the participant’s responsibility. Additional resources and cost of coverage can also be found on the JHU benefits website.