Change Starts in Dallas

Why Move Here

North Texas — home to more than seven million people — is our largest regional partner. Dallas/Fort Worth is the fastest-growing U.S. metro region, with opportunities to match. Whether you’re looking for fine arts, entertainment, professional and college sports or service opportunities, you’ll never run out of things to do.

Teaching Here

The call to serve in Dallas is urgent: Dallas has the third highest child poverty rate in the country and ensuring that public education improves alongside the region’s incredible economic growth is a priority for the whole community. Our residency model is key to improving opportunities for children in a market where education funding, teacher diversity and quality special education have been hot-button issues. As an Urban Teachers participant, you’ll be prepared to teach all of the children in your classroom, especially those with learning differences and whose primary language is not English.

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Students being taught by participants 2020–2021


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

Living Here

As the most diverse and affordable region in Texas, there is something for everyone in Dallas. The cities celebrate diversity and are home to vibrant communities of creative and passionate people. Dallas has one of the largest LGBTQ neighborhoods in the United States, thriving music and restaurant scene, and fantastic parks, trails & hiking, like the Katy Trail through downtown Dallas.

Urban Teachers DFW has also partnered with American Landmark Apartments to provide our Residents with access to affordably priced apartments in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This exciting opportunity ensures our aspiring educators have reliable housing and can stay focused on learning to teach in a way that honors and celebrates all children. Hear what our Residents have to say about their American Landmark accommodations:


With all of this to offer, Dallas still maintains a lower cost of living than other Texas cities. It’s no surprise that more millennials than ever are moving to North Texas after college looking for adventure and opportunity.


Urban Teachers Dallas

In just five years, Urban Teachers Dallas has grown to 322 residents and teachers working in classrooms in nearly 100 schools across Dallas. We came here to join a collaborative community of educators who are building a pipeline of talented teachers. We serve students in high-needs urban schools who deserve the expert instruction and passion of teachers who are committed to an impactful career in the classroom.