How To Apply

Applications Open
August 2018

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 2018 (or by June 2019 for early admissions)
  • 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)

What to Expect

Our application typically takes 20-30 minutes to complete. Here’s what we need from you:

  • General Information, like who you are and where you’re from.
  • Academic history, like your undergraduate school, major and GPA.
  • An overview of your experience working with children and youth.

Free Praxis and PACT Math Support

In most states, passing either the Praxis Core or Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) is a requirement to become a teacher. With proper preparation, most candidates can pass these exams.

When you enroll you’ll receive access to a free, self-paced, online course to help you learn more about the content and format of the Mathematics 7-12 and Core Subjects EC-6 exams.


“After a few weeks of teaching on my own, I have come to realize that if it wasn’t for Urban Teachers’ approach to teacher preparation, I wouldn’t be anywhere near ready to go back into the classroom every morning. Residency year was extremely challenging, teaching on my own is possible because of it.”

Magali C., University of California, Irvine, Long Beach, California, Cohort 2016

What comes next?

Digital Performance Task

We like to get to know each applicant to ensure every person we accept has the qualities of a successful teacher-in-the-making. If you meet our eligibility requirements, we will invite you to complete a digital performance task in which you give video and written responses to a selection of relevant content.


JHU Essay and Recommendations

Applicants who meet our selection criteria will be asked to submit required documents (unofficial transcripts, one 350-650 word essay, and contact information for 2 recommendations) for our higher education partner, Johns Hopkins School of Education, before selecting a final interview day.


Final Interview

Applicants who meet our admissions criteria will be invited to a full day interview, which includes preparation of a five-minute lesson and pre-readings, either in person or virtually.



Once accepted into the Urban Teachers program, applicants complete the enrollment process by submitting an online application to our higher education partner, Johns Hopkins School of Education, passing state entrance exam and submitting official transcripts