Applicants to Urban Teachers are able to indicate their preferences for city placement & program of study placement during the application process. Ultimately, while we make every effort to honor your preferences, placements are based on our students' and school partners' needs.
To increase the likelihood of receiving the placements you prefer, it is best to apply early. Spots fill up quickly!
Urban Teachers was founded in 2009 in Baltimore MD to improve new teacher quality. We began in two of the highest-need districts in the nation, Baltimore MD & Washington DC, and the Dallas/Fort Worth TX site opened with its first cohort in 2016. Most recently, Philadelphia PA opened with its first cohort in 2022!
Participants commit to teaching and serving in their city for all 4 years of the program (and are therefore unable to switch city placements after beginning the program).
Watch our participants & alumni speak about their experiences in our cities here!
Learn more about the cities we work in here:
- Baltimore MD: http://urbanteachers.org/teach-in-baltimore/
- Washington DC: http://urbanteachers.org/teach-in-washington-dc/
- Dallas/Fort Worth TX: http://urbanteachers.org/teach-in-dallas-fort-worth/
- Philadelphia PA: https://urbanteachers.org/philadelphia/
Learn more about our newest city - Philadelphia PA - below:
Urban Teachers is excited to be growing our impact to Philadelphia PA as of the 2022-2023 school year!
Why We Are Excited
Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the U.S., is home to over 200,000 students. It’s one of the most diverse cities in the country with a rich history. It is also a city in great need of quality teachers!
Offering Two Programs of Study & A Host of Benefits
Our Philadelphia site has begun with 2 programs of study - secondary math and secondary ELA (English Language Arts) - placing about 30-45 teachers in the School District of Philadelphia and Mastery Charter Schools for our initial cohort.
Urban Teachers Residents in Philadelphia earn first-year compensation beginning at $38,600.
Learn more about our partner school districts here:
- School District of Philadelphia: https://www.
- Mastery Charter Schools: https://
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