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.
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.
Students being taught by participants 2017–2018
Students taught since 2016*
Participants this year
People of Color
First Gen College Grads
Average Undergrad GPA
*These numbers are estimates and subject to change based upon changes in student enrollment.
As the most diverse and affordable region in Texas, there is something for everyone in DFW. 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, a thriving music and restaurant scene, and fantastic parks, trails and hiking, like the Katy Trail through downtown Dallas. Fort Worth is home to one of the most renowned modern art collections in the state, incredible dining and a decidedly small-town friendliness.
With all of this to offer, DFW 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.
In just two years, Urban Teachers DFW has grown to 156 residents and teachers working in classrooms in 62 schools across DFW. 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.