Structural racism and inequality have kept generations of urban children from receiving the education they deserve. At Urban Teachers, we believe that qualified, highly effective teachers who stay in the classroom can empower students through learning. Our teachers develop the skills, hands-on experience and knowledge to ensure every child receives an equitable education. Urban Teachers and American University have partnered to deliver a curriculum that not only provides a grounding in high-quality K-12 instruction, but also teaches the importance of understanding and appreciating a child’s community and culture. American’s professors, selected for their student-centered approach to learning and experience in urban public education, deliver courses including “Race, Culture, and Equity in Urban Education” and “Trauma Informed Teaching Practices.”
Our program is intense. Our teachers receive a master’s degree from our higher education partner and become dually certified to teach in either elementary education, secondary English or secondary math, and special education. We offer more comprehensive coursework and personalized support than any other teacher training program. In the first year, our participants take part in a residency as they work alongside an experienced teacher in an urban classroom while taking graduate courses after school. In the second year, our participants become fellows, moving into full-time, salaried teaching positions, while receiving expert coaching from our clinical faculty. That guidance and support continue for the third year, during which time, our fellows develop their teaching practices to provide students with the support they need to thrive.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? ARE YOU:
Ready to commit to a career inteaching?
Eager to work with students in underserved communities?
A strong student? (GPA of 2.50 or higher)
Resilient in challenging situations?
A team player who welcomes feedback?
A professional with strong organizational skills?
Constantly seeking ways to learn and grow?
Prospective teachers must:
Earn a bachelor’s degree by June 2022 (Juniors graduating by June 2023 are also eligible to apply for early admission.)
Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Exhibit our core competencies: relationship building, valuing students and communities, learning and continuously improving, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and anti-racism, commitment to the Urban Teachers mission, adaptability and perseverance, and organization and communication skills.
Commit to the full four-year program in one of our cities.
Urban Teachers Invites You to Apply
Our application for the 2023 Cohort is now open!
We train teachers to be highly effective educators who empower every child through learning. Our teachers become career educators committed to equity and inclusivity, ensuring every student receives a great education. We believe access to a quality education gives young people the tools to become forces of change in their communities.
We are excited to be in the process of filling open positions for our next great group of ECO members in service to Vermont Communities
As we continue our recruitment process, we’d love your help reaching potential new members! Feel free to share our website where interested applicants will find our open positions with position descriptions and the links to the associated applications through the AmeriCorps portal.
Now through the application deadline of June 11th, applicants can reach out to Dustin at email@example.com with any questions!
View our open positions & application materials here!
“Tessellations is a blossoming progressive K-8 non-profit school for gifted learners based in Cupertino, CA. Our mission is to provide challenging experiential education that recognizes and nurtures the individual strengths of gifted learners, empowering them to confidently express who they are and pursue a meaningful life. At Tessellations, community is a core value, as it is the reason our small and mighty school was able to form and thrive despite the global pandemic. Our team consists of passionate, qualified and dedicated staff from diverse backgrounds and includes a nationally renowned gifted expert. After an extremely successful launch and first year, we are gearing up to enter our second year with an expanded team of teachers.”
Check out this opportunity and apply thru Handshake HERE.
Hunger Free Vermont is hiring a Universal School Meals Campaign Manager to join the team working to make Vermont the first state in the nation to provide universal school meals, making school breakfast and lunch available to all public school students in Vermont at no charge to them or their caregivers. Under the supervision of the Advocacy and Education Director, manage and drive forward Hunger Free Vermont’s state legislative Universal School Meals Campaign. You will manage efforts to engage individuals, schools, and communities in Vermont, collaborate with partner organizations in our advocacy, and work with legislators and state officials to pass legislation. This position will also support advocacy efforts to expand universal school meals at a federal level.
There is more information about the position and the application process on their website. Applications will be accepted through February 17th. We will be conducting interviews remotely through Zoom, and are committed to modifying the process as we are able to while maintaining the health and safety of all involved if any aspect of it poses a barrier.
Join Caro, current Field Organizer with Green Corps, to hear more about this post-grad opportunity! Green Corps is a one-year program that prepares recent college graduates for a career in environmental organizing by providing training, hands-on experience running campaigns, and helping to connect organizers with jobs in the social change movement afterward.
Our program starts by putting you in intensive classroom training. You learn about issues and campaigns, organizing theory and principles, and skills from recruiting volunteers to staging a media event. Then, you move to a more hands-on experience. You make a difference on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more.
The planet needs all the help it can get. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet. We’re accepting the top 20 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2021-2022 program.
If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, join Green Corps’ info session on February 3rd to learn more, or apply directly through our website! Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2021 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.