The University of Texas Urban Teachers Program (UTUTP) offers several different pathways to becoming a teacher of Social Studies or English for grades 7-12. They offer an 18 credit hour program to undergraduates at UT that begins in the summer before their senior year, an 18-hour post-baccalaureate option, and a master’s degree, all of which include teacher certification. Their teacher preparation pathways are designed especially for those who want to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students in urban contexts. Situated in Austin, UTUTP’s program is in a region that will expose teacher candidates to the challenges urban communities face, as well as the incredible work that families, students, and teachers continue to do in the face of these challenges.
They are looking for passionate, talented, and dedicated individuals who will commit, as partners, to the students, schools, and communities in which they will teach. This program provides amazing opportunities for students to learn theory and pedagogy for Social Studies or English Language Arts (with ESL and SPED endorsements) from outstanding UT faculty who have won awards for their teaching and research, and to gain practical experience through internships in the classrooms of talented urban teachers.
The University of Texas Urban Teachers is currently accepting undergraduate applications through February 2019. Students can find application details on their website.
Additional information can be found at www.utut.org.