Become a Partner

When You Work with Urban Teachers, You Tap Into a Pipeline of Highly-Effective, Committed Educators

Our teachers are dedicated to their schools, communities and their students. Our teachers have the preparation to become leaders in their schools, ensuring students are empowered through high-quality education.

We select the very best candidates for our program – only 30 percent of applicants are accepted – and prepare them thoroughly for their careers with rigorous coursework on-the-job training, and support. All of our teachers earn a master’s degree in education from our higher education partner and certification in either Elementary Education, Secondary English or Secondary Mathematics, as well as special education. From the first day, they become a teacher of record, they are ready to facilitate student learning with extensive content knowledge, pedagogy and a deep understanding of children and the assets they bring to the classroom. We work with our teachers for four years to provide support and opportunities for growth through coaching and site support. In fact, over 97 percent of participants that complete our program go on to teach for at least another year—often more.*


of those who complete our program are currently teaching


of host teachers report that their Urban Teachers resident is on track to be an effective full-time teacher


of host teachers agree or strongly agree that their resident provides additional value to student learning


of host teachers report that their teaching practice improved as a result of hosting an Urban Teachers resident

*Based on data from a survey of our four-year completers in Washington, DC and Baltimore City

to Schools

  • Ongoing supply of effective teachers
  • Potential for reduced attrition rates
  • Skilled assistance in host classrooms
  • Tier 2 intervention support
  • A growing cadre of teacher leaders
  • A built-in pool of substitutes familiar with the school
  • Quality staff for summer programs
  • 3 years of expert coaching for every Urban Teachers participant

Are You
a Good Fit?

We are always interested in partnering with schools that share our mission and vision. We seek partners that:

  • Value the importance of high quality teachers
  • Hope to tap a steady supply of effective new teachers
  • Hold all teachers accountable to rigorous standards
  • Afford opportunities for teachers to learn, grow and lead

Interested in becoming a school partner? Please contact us