Fast Facts About Urban Teachers
History: Urban Teachers, formerly named Urban Teacher Center, launched its teacher preparation program in 2009. Since that time, the organization has welcomed more than 680 aspiring teachers and expanded to 101 schools across Baltimore, DC and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Founders: Urban Teachers was founded by Jennifer Green and Christina Hall.
Urban Teachers' Model
Participants commit to the program for four years.
Participants spend 14 months as co-teachers before managing their own classrooms.
Participants get three years of one-on-one coaching.
Participants earn a master’s degree leading to licensure in general and special education.
Urban Teachers links certification to effective teaching practice and student achievement gains.
2015-2016 School Year
Urban Teachers participants and alumni will reach more than 15,000 students.
9,300+ students in DC
5,900+ students in Baltimore
Urban Teachers has welcomed more than 500 residents total to date.
300+ in DC
200+ in Baltimore
Urban Teachers participants will teach in 93 public schools.
53 schools in DC
40 schools in Baltimore
Last year, about 70% of teachers returned to the classroom for a 3rd year.
The 2015 Urban Teachers residents:
are 51% people of color.
represent 25 different states.
carry an average GPA of 3.3.
Urban Teachers in the News
Education Week: "Urban Classroom Experience Key to Student-Teacher Retention"
The Huffington Post: "To Baltimore Teachers: Thank You"
The Wall Street Journal: "Teacher Evaluation Plan Draws New Support"
NPR Marketplace: "Training Urban Teachers Who Stay"
Baltimore Sun front-page story: "Residency Program Tries to Solve Problem of Teacher Burnout"
Urban Teachers Leadership
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder