Master of Arts in Teaching (Urban Teacher Education Program)

The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program prepares teachers to educate the next generation of learners in urban classrooms and communities.

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At a Glance

Master's Confers Alumni Status
Five years Full-time

The UChicago Urban Teacher Education Program is a residency program that includes a two-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree followed by post-graduation mentorship and support for alumni in Chicago.

The two-year MAT program includes a full year of foundational and academic coursework paired with community fieldwork, training in trauma-informed teaching practices, and opportunities and space devoted to fostering reflection on and critical conversations about race, class, and unconscious bias. It also includes a full year of residency placements—clinical preparation in two different school settings—coupled with subject-specific coursework. UTEP graduates who accept teaching positions in Chicago also receive post-graduation mentoring through in-classroom coaching, alumni workshops, teacher-leadership training, and other professional development opportunities.

Designed For

Aspiring teachers who want successful and long-lasting careers in urban schools.

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Conferred by The University of Chicago's Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies