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Learn to Teach

Working with undergraduates anywhere from freshman year to senior year of college, educational assistants working towards their teaching license, or practicing teachers looking for the opportunity to reset and redefine who they are as an urban educator the Center for Urban Teaching identifies, prepares, and supports top teaching talent for urban classrooms.

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Here’s how we work with you – so you experience success.



Exploratory Steps

  • Views Virtual Immersion Tour
  • Attends Milwaukee Immersion Tour
  • Actively Participates in CfUT Sponsored Event(s)


Invested Steps

  • Attends Chicago Immersion Tour
  • Attends Greater Regional Immersion Tour Hosted in Houston or Baton Rouge
  • Actively Participates in CfUT Sponsored event(s)
  • Teaches in CfUT Summer School (Yr. 1)


Committed Steps

  • Attends Greater Regional Immersion Tour Hosted in Houston or Baton Rouge
  • Actively Participates in CfUT sponsored event(s)
  • Attends New York Immersion Tour
  • Teaches in CfUT Summer School (Yr. 2)


  • Find your perfect match. Connect with a school that shares your educational beliefs and goals.

    Upon program graduation, CfUT connects you to partner schools with job openings and mentors you through the job selection process to help you decide which of the many job offers you receive is the best fit.

  • Thrive in a job you love. Grow your

    Once you’ve graduated, CfUT follows you from college to the classroom – providing at least two years of ongoing support. Individualized coaching and monthly professional development ensure your continuing success and that of the students you teach.

  • Expand your influence. Explore school leadership.

    Once you’re an experienced alumni of the CfUT program, opportunities await for you to lead others through the summer school leadership development program. A rigorous acceptance process means only the most committed and passionate are invited to carry the CfUT torch into school leadership.

Summer Leadership Development Program

Summer Leadership Development Program:

Expand and enhance your leadership capacity with the opportunity to test drive school leadership through CfUT’s Summer School Program! The summer school program allows aspiring and practicing leaders to experience the essential elements of effective school leadership firsthand. Qualifying candidates will be have the opportunity to train, lead, and oversee staff development, instruction, culture, and operations of a summer school site for six weeks: two weeks of training and four weeks of summer school. Starting compensation is $3,000.

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Earn Your Master’s Degree and Principal Licensure

Earn Your Master’s Degree and Principal Licensure:

Nominees can qualify for a full-ride scholarship and receive graduate credit for summer school leadership through CfUT to enroll in WLC’s Master of Arts in Leadership and Innovation in lieu of the summer school stipend.

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