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Urban Teachers - Fort Worth, TX

Full-time$48,000 - $52,000 a year

Program Overview

Urban Teachers is a four-year teacher training and certification program that works to close the achievement gap in schools by improving teacher quality and preparing a pipeline of high-performing career teachers. Educators who complete the Urban Teachers program are among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation because we provide the best teacher preparation available.

_Because of the injustices that my students face on nearly a day to day basis, I have never been more motivated to teach. Urban Teachers has challenged and encouraged me to address the internal conflicts and biases that I have, allowing me to begin to address the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of my students. Urban Teachers is set up so that I have the support to implement activism in my classroom with the coaches, mentor teachers, mentors, and Urban Teachers fellows to lean on. All these things, along with ensuring content rich and high engagement lessons, has prepared me to give the education that my students deserve.


_Remy M.
__Washington, DC
Cohort 2017_

Program Benefits

Residency Year

  • You receive 14 months to work as a co-teacher in urban classrooms under the guidance of our expert faculty, receiving regular feedback as you develop your skills and prove your effectiveness. The residency year provides you with opportunities to demonstrate and refine your skills in anticipation of your career as a teacher.

Master's Degree

  • In collaboration with Urban Teachers, Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Education enables a person who completes our program to teach in the subject area of their choice, become a principal or administrator, work as a school counselor, or become a specialist in an area such as Special Education.

Coaching and Mentoring

  • Four years of mentoring and support is tailored to your needs—from coaches and peers—and available longer than any other preparation program. The program includes three full years of one-on-one coaching to ensure you develop as an effective teacher with certifications in high-demand content areas.

Placement Program

  • We offer job placement! Your second year in our program, you become a teacher of record at a school in one of our partner districts where effective, experienced teachers can earn $100,000 or more per year, later on in their career.

Meaningful Work

  • Our program develops and prepares highly qualified teachers for the purpose of combating racial and socioeconomic inequality. We train those in our program to become highly effective teachers who are committed to teaching students in the districts that need them most and empowering every child through learning.

Urban Teachers seeks passionate individuals who are ready to become effective teachers for students in urban communities while filling immediate needs for teachers in elementary education, secondary math, secondary literacy, and special education.

During the first year of our program, participants receive a stipend from Urban Teachers of $20,000 in addition to their eligibility for monetary education awards, books and materials, and healthcare benefits. Starting the second year, participants are employed as a teacher of record and receive full salary (starting $48,000 - $52,000) and benefits as an employee of the school district or charter network where they are placed. By the end of the second year, program participants are conferred a Master of Science in Education; ask us about repayment options including loan deferral and government assistance.

Start your application to join our next cohort in a few easy steps, provided you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Earn an undergraduate degree by June 2019 (or June 2020 for "Early Decision" candidates)
  • A minimum of 3.0 undergraduate GPA (2.5 or higher for exceptional candidates)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident (with 10-year visa or green card)
  • Experience working with children and youth is highly preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Start Date: Mid-June 2019

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,000.00 to $52,000.00 /year