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!
OUR PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Urban Teachers offers three in-demand content-area specialties (this is site dependent). Each specialty, which we refer to as a “program of study”, determines the focus of a participant’s graduate coursework (through year two) & teaching certification (through year three). They are: Elementary Education, Secondary Literacy, and Secondary Mathematics.
In addition to earning a M.A.T. degree & teaching certification in this content-area specialty, participants also earn their degree & teaching certification in Special Education, as well as in English as a Second Language or ESL (for Dallas/Fort Worth participants only; participants in other sites receive site-level ESL/ELL training & professional development).
There may be additional requirements for the Secondary Literacy and Secondary Math placements, such as a college credit review, brief content knowledge assessment, and/or fulfilling state entrance exam requirements. There are no such requirements for the Elementary Education placement.