University of Texas Urban Teachers

Welcome

What is an Urban Teacher?

At the University of Texas at Austin, we believe what starts here changes the world. The Urban Teachers teacher preparation program prepares you to become the kind of teacher who contributes, along with your students, to achieving greater educational and social justice in urban schools, communities, and beyond.

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

Our Programs

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Undergraduate Secondary Certification in English Language Arts

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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Undergraduate Secondary Certification in Social Studies

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 Certification in English Language Arts

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 Certification in Social Studies

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 with Secondary English Certification

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 with Secondary Social Studies Certification

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