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Urban Teachers Program

Every child deserves a great teacher, yet students in urban districts often receive the least effective and least experienced teachers.  

The Urban Teachers program prepares new teachers to succeed through a rigorous clinical training model. The centerpiece of this four-year collaborative program is a 14-month residency that candidates experience in urban schools before becoming a lead teacher. It is augmented by graduate coursework leading to a master of science in education degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Education which is completed in two years and is clinically based. This allows teachers to practice their skills immediately in the classroom, and it's followed by three years of coaching and mentoring that aids in the development of outstanding practice in the field.

The Johns Hopkins School of Education and Urban Teachers collaboration produces highly effective teachers who are dedicated to improving the academic performance of students in high-need schools. 

Those interested in the program must go through a two-stage application process. Applicants must first apply and be admitted into Urban Teachers and, once accepted, must apply for admission to the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

The need for highly effective urban teachers is urgent. Interested in becoming a great urban teacher? Apply here.