Urban Teachers

About Urban Teachers

Urban Teachers is one of the nation’s most rigorous teacher preparation program. We prepare highly effective, culturally competent teachers who show up every day to accelerate student achievement and challenge today’s socioeconomic and racial inequities. We work with school districts in Baltimore, Dallas, and Washington, DC to charter management organizations that have some of the highest starting teacher pay in the nation. Learn more about Urban Teachers and see if we are the right fit for you.

What We Believe

At Urban Teachers, we believe…

…That education is a powerful tool for change: one student, one classroom, one community at a time.

… Every student has something incredible to offer. A great teacher sees that greatness and unlocks his or her individual potential.

… The greatest disservice to our students and communities is putting an underprepared teacher in their classrooms.

… That small things done right have the potential for monumental change.


Elementary School Teacher

May 2020 - May 2022 Baltimore, MD
“-Coaching: they provide an opportunity for you to receive 1 on 1 support and feedback aimed to enhance your teaching skills. A coach is provided for the entire 4 year program. -Teaching Residency: the residency year is implemented to give you first-hand teaching with students before taking on your own classroom. During the year I was able to experience 2 different classroom styles. Thus I got a glimpse of different aspects as well as took away strategies for my own class. -Masters Degree: the program was tied to a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University and 2 certification programs (elementary ed and special ed)”

High School English Teacher

May 2020 Washington, DC
“The coursework is rigorous and much of it is highly clinical and applicable to what we need to do in the classroom. We are placed in REAL schools doing the REAL work. The coaching program is a safeguard to make it more likely that, despite the dearth of resources for teachers in these environments, you're being developed professionally somewhere, whether that's at your school, through your coach, or both. Some of the faculty really cared about me and worked hard to make sure that I stayed in the program at those moments when I was really really struggling to keep up.”
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