- Sarah Breitenbach
- Assistant Director, Communications
Fast Facts About Urban Teachers
History: Urban Teachers launched its teacher preparation program in 2009. Since then, the organization has welcomed 950 aspiring teachers and expanded to 216 schools, teaching nearly 100,000 students in Baltimore, DC and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Founders: Urban Teachers was founded by Jennifer Green and Christina Hall.
Urban Teachers’ Model
- Participants commit to the program for four years.
- Participants spend 14 months as co-teachers before managing their own classrooms for the remaining three years of the program.
- Participants get three years of one-on-one coaching.
- Participants earn a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Education leading to licensure in general and special education.
- Urban Teachers links certification to effective teaching practice and student achievement gains.
2016-2017 School Year
Urban Teachers participants and alumni are teaching about 27,000 students
- 8,000 students in Baltimore
- 6,600 students in Dallas / Fort Worth
- 12,500 students in Washington, DC
Urban Teachers has welcomed 950 residents to date
- 309 in Baltimore
- 165 in Dallas/Fort Worth
- 476 in Washington, DC
Urban Teachers participants and alumni teach in 216 public and charter schools
- 73 schools in Baltimore
- 62 schools in Dallas/Fort Worth
- 81 schools in Washington, DC
Last year, 78% of teachers returned to the classroom for a third year
2017 Urban Teachers Residents
- 52% people of color
- 30% first generation college goers
- 3.3 average undergraduate GPA