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Master’s Program • UTEP

Master of Arts in Teaching (Urban Teacher Education Program)

Program Highlights

Come with a passion, leave prepared to educate the next generation of learners in urban classrooms and communities.

The five-year program provides a context-specific approach to teacher preparation that emphasizes academic knowledge as well as social and cultural competence. It includes a two-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree followed by three years of post-graduation mentorship and coaching for alumni in Chicago. During the MAT program, you will complete a full year of foundational and academic coursework paired with community fieldwork, training in trauma-informed teaching practices, and space devoted to critical conversations about race, class, and unconscious bias. The MAT program also includes a full year of residency placements—clinical preparation in two different school settings—coupled with subject-specific coursework.

Designed For

Designed for aspiring teachers who are committed to social justice and educational equity. UTEP offers two endorsement pathways: elementary and middle grades.

Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies and (opens in new tab) Urban Education Institute.

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At a Glance

Mixed (Full-time and Part-time)
5 years Mixed (Full-time and Part-time)
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