Change Starts in the Classroom

We prepare, certify, and support new educators to be highly effective so they can provide high-quality education for children by offering a master’s degree, coaching, mentoring, and job placement. Teachers who finish our program are committed to excellence, equity, and inclusivity, and have the skills and confidence to build lasting, fulfilling careers.


Our Next Deadline is: May 6, 2019

Change starts in the classroom. Become an Urban Teacher today!








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Join Us in the Classroom

Join one of our cohorts in a city full of opportunity and rich with culture! When you join Urban Teachers at any of our locations, you’ll have access to a thriving network of education professionals and a collection of exciting new experiences, restaurants, museums, and events. Urban Teachers is accepting applications for our Fall 2021 cohorts in Baltimore, Dallas, and Washington, DC. Each of our locations offers programs of study in Elementary, Secondary Math, and Secondary English Language Arts; and each program of study includes preparation in Special Education. Additionally, in each of our partner cities, we work with school districts and 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.

Our Data


Total students served by Urban Teachers participants and alumni since 2010*


Total Urban Teachers Residents since 2010


Total students served 2019-2020 by Urban Teachers participants and alumni*


Total Urban Teachers residents 2019–2020


Total schools supported 2019-2020

*These numbers are estimates and subject to change based upon changes in student enrollment.

our commitment

Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion

Exploring race, culture, and equity is critical to removing systemic barriers in urban education. We want all children to have effective, committed teachers who provide rich learning experiences that honor the whole child and respect their wealth of knowledge. Our teachers must deliver comprehensive instruction that helps children become readers, writers, problem-solvers, and advocates for themselves and their communities. The curriculum at Urban Teachers is purposefully designed to prompt future teachers to tackle issues of race and equity on their own, among family, friends, community, and with society at large.

Learn More about Urban Teachers’ Mission, Vision, and Values.

Come First

We believe that access to high-quality education is a civil right. Every child deserves a great education to prepare them for a full, productive life. At Urban Teachers, we are creating a pipeline of highly-effective, career teachers who give students the skills they need to excel, and are committed to the communities they serve. Our teachers bring their own diverse experiences and backgrounds to the classroom. More than half of our Residents are people of color and nearly one-third are the first in their family to complete college.