University of Texas Urban Teachers

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Program Benefits

Small Class Sizes

Extensive Hands-on Classroom Experience

Master Teacher Mentors

World-renowned Faculty

Certification Passing Rate Exceeds 95%

Equity-focused Curriculum

Employment Connections

Welcome

Whether you’re in the middle of your degree, a graduating senior, or ready to go back to school, Urban Teachers has options for you to become an equity-minded secondary English or Social Studies teacher.

The Urban Teachers teacher preparation program equips you to become the kind of secondary (middle or high school) teacher who contributes, along with your students, to achieving greater educational and social justice in urban schools, communities, and beyond.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Gain research-based and practical knowledge of teaching through extensive coursework and hands-on experience in urban secondary schools.
  • Work alongside a group of highly qualified and equally passionate peers in a supportive environment.
  • Learn from renowned faculty members engaged in scholarly research and master teachers in local classrooms.
  • Start building your professional network.
  • Stand out in the job market by entering the field as fully-fledged professionals with the skills and experience that employers value.

An academic advisor will be available to guide you throughout the program and prepare you for the certification process.

It takes more than a dream to become a real leader in social justice. To learn more, listen to a few Urban Teachers students discuss what drives them to go above and beyond typical teacher preparation. Watch the videos.

Our Programs

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English Language Arts Teacher Preparation for Undergraduates

This 18-hour, three-semester sequence is designed for students who are working on a bachelor’s degree and are interested in obtaining teacher certification to teach English.

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Social Studies Teacher Preparation for Undergraduates

This 18-hour, three-semester sequence is designed for students who are working on their bachelor’s degree and are interested in obtaining teacher certification to teach social studies.

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Postbaccalaureate English Language Arts Teacher Preparation

This flexible 18-hour, three-semester sequence is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are interested in obtaining teacher certification to teach English.

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Postbaccalaureate Social Studies Teacher Preparation

This flexible 18-hour, three-semester sequence is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are interested in obtaining teacher certification to teach social studies.

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Master of Education and Teacher Preparation in Secondary English

The program is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support teaching and learning in linguistically and culturally diverse urban settings.

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Master of Education and Teacher Preparation in Secondary Social Studies

In this two-year program, candidates will gain research-based and practical knowledge of teaching through extensive field experience and coursework.