Urban Teacher Residency United
Similar to Teach for America, the Urban Teacher Residency United aims to improve education within the United States by preparing a new kind of dedicated teacher in order to transform schools and education nationwide.
In 2004, the nation’s existing Urban Teacher Residency programs – located in Boston, Chicago and Metro Denver – created an informal partnership to exchange best practices, share programmatic innovations and promote the concept of residency-based teacher preparation at state and federal government levels. From this initial partnership, Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU) emerged as a collective effort to launch and support high-functioning Residency programs in high-needs urban districts. The success of our network can be attributed to a shared set of core values — through the open exchange of feedback, results and innovations, UTRU and its partner programs are setting the standard for urban teacher preparation nationwide.
If you’re serious about improving the odds for every student – changing lives and communities in the city you care about – there’s no better way to begin your career in teaching. Graduates of Residency programs enter the classroom with the practical learning, hands-on experience and support network they need to make an immediate impact. It’s a difference every one of their students can feel.