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Urban Teacher Center: Pioneering Teacher Preparation Program in DC and Baltimore

April 11, 2012

Today’s post is from our April Career Newsletter Sponsor – Urban Teacher Center.

Urban Teacher Center (UTC) recruits service-minded individuals from across the country who are ready to become the most effective, expert, and results oriented urban public school teachers in the nation. UTC’s current teachers already include a growing number of AmeriCorps alumni from City Year and other similar AmeriCorps programs.
Kamilyah Sudderth, a UTC Resident in Baltimore who is originally from California and spent a year working for City Year in Columbus, South Carolina after graduating from Spelman College, said it best,
“I applied to UTC for the extensive mentoring and coaching, the dual M.Ed. degree and the chance to be a part of a network of like-minded peers.”
UTC strongly encourages AmeriCorps alumni to apply.
 
UTC is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in Washington, DC and Baltimore (and soon additional cities). Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. UTC residents prepare to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, they also enroll in a free Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher. All UTC teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance: only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program.
For more information or to apply, click here. Our remaining application deadlines for the 2012-13 school year are: April 15 and May 15, 2012. The program for the 2012-2013 school year begins on June 20, 2012.

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