Career Builder recently named Baltimore one of the country’s “Best Cities for Recent College Graduates,” and it’s easy to see why. Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and culture. You’ll have easy access to a thriving network of restaurants, museums, churches, ethnic festivals and cultural events. Enjoy Orioles games in summer and Ravens football in fall.
Baltimore, affectionately called Charm City, is also a relatively inexpensive place to live. You can have the affordability of our waterfront city while still being just a few hours from popular east coast beaches, a short train or bus ride away from New York, Philadelphia and Washington, and did we mention crab cakes?
Current structural inequities and the longstanding impact of Baltimore’s segregationist past necessitate committed educators who will ensure quality, culturally responsive education that drives toward improving learning outcomes for Baltimore’s children.
In Baltimore, success as a teacher depends on your willingness to become immersed in a community, your commitment to becoming a culturally responsive practitioner and your ability to develop relationships with your diverse students and their families.
By learning to become effective in the classroom first, our teachers change Baltimore through their impact on their students. Our teachers stay in the classroom for four years, helping to stabilize schools and become educational leaders in their new communities.
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These communities are also ripe with traditions and values that are sources of pride for our students: crabs and dirt bikes in the summer, Baltimore club music blaring from open windows, and the ability to get anywhere in a city with inequitable public transportation by catching a hack. It’s the responsibility of our teachers to begin building strong relationships with our students and to make an effort to connect and learn about the history of these neighborhoods. This way, teachers can better serve students in the classroom.
You might choose to live downtown in one of the waterfront districts where you’ll have easy access to a thriving network of restaurants, pubs and social events. On the east side, you can join communities of immigrants, both recent and centuries old, for authentic cuisine and an immense sense of Baltimore pride. To the west, neighborhoods that buffer our stadium complex are having a resurgence, growing in social, economic and racial diversity. In mid-town, you’ll find huge historic homes, museums, theaters and the seat of the city’s thriving LGBTQ community. Further north, you’ll run into neighborhoods full of punk rockers, the arts and music district, Baltimore’s famous “Hons,” one of America’s first public parks, a mall, the Maryland Zoo and our partner campus, Johns Hopkins University.
This city is also a relatively inexpensive place to live. There are plenty of dives where you can buy a drink for under $5 and your rent will leave plenty of cash left in your wallet. Baltimore is just a few hours from popular east coast beaches, a short train or bus ride away from New York, Philadelphia and Washington, and did we mention crab cakes?
Urban Teachers Baltimore has become an integral source of highly effective teaching talent for the city’s public and charter schools. We are proud partners with Baltimore City Public Schools and many public charter schools.
Urban Teachers’ retention rate in city schools is 40 percent higher than the city average – our teachers are highly effective, career teachers who deeply care about their students and the Baltimore City community.