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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 160 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.

2016-2017 School Year

Urban Teachers participants and alumni will reach more than 20,000 students.
7,000 students in Baltimore
9,500 students in DC
3,500 students in Dallas/Fort Worth

Urban Teachers has welcomed more than 650 residents total to date.
230+ in Baltimore
360+ in DC
75+ in Dallas/Fort Worth

Urban Teachers participants will teach in 160 public and charter schools.
54 schools in Baltimore
71 schools in DC
35 schools in Dallas/Fort Worth

Last year, about 70% of teachers returned to the classroom for a 3rd year.

The 2016 Urban Teachers residents:
are 58% people of color.
are 38% first generation college goers.
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

Jennifer Green
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Vince Talbert
Board Chair