Urban Teacher Residency

 

The Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) program, a partnership between Hunter College, New Visions for Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education, is an 18-month teacher preparation residency program that integrates the graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher with intensive, hands-on experiences in New York City schools. The program consists of a residency year in which you are fully immersed in a host school alongside an experienced mentor teacher and an induction year in which you are hired as a full-time teacher of record. Tuition costs are subsidized at approximately 50% and you are not responsible for any tuition payments until your second year in the program. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a master’s degree and are eligible for New York State initial certification.

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • A liberal arts or sciences major (or interdisciplinary concentration) of at least 30 credits
  • Subject-specific requirements:
    • Adolescent Special Education
      • 6 credits in English
      • 6 credits in foreign language
      • 6 credits in political science, history, economics, or geography with at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography
      • 6 credits in math
      • 6 credits in science
      • 3 credits in the arts
    • Biology
      • 6 credits in English
      • 6 credits in a language other than English
      • 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography
      • 3 credits in the arts
      • 1 course in calculus
      • A minimum of 21 credits in biology courses to include one year of introductory biology with laboratory and one semester of organic chemistry
    • Chemistry
      • 6 credits in English
      • 6 credits in a language other than English
      • 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography
      • 3 credits in the arts
      • 1 course in calculus
      • A minimum of 29 credits in science and mathematics to include one year of general chemistry with laboratory, one year of organic chemistry with laboratory, one year of introductory physics with laboratory, one semester of calculus
    • Earth Science
      • 6 credits in English
      • 6 credits in a language other than English
      • 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography
      • 3 credits in the arts
      • 6 credits in math/technology (a college course in calculus meets this requirement)
      • A minimum of 21 credits in geology, physical geography, earth science, or environmental, including geographic techniques
    • English Language Arts
      • 6 credits in a language other than English
      • 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography
      • 3 credits in the arts
      • 12 credits in math/science/technology (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement)
      • A minimum of 21 credits of advanced courses in British, American or World Literature written in English (no more than 3 credits of the latter)
    • Math
      • 6 credits in English
      • 6 credits in a language other than English
      • 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography
      • 6 credits in science/technology
      • 3 credits in the arts
      • A minimum of a 2.7 GPA in mathematics courses
      • A minimum of 24 credits in mathematics approved by the graduate mathematics advisor to include one course in statistics, one year of calculus, and one course in matrix or linear algebra
    • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
      • 9 credits in English, with at least one course in written analysis and expression and one course in English literature
      • 12 credits in a language other than English
      • 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography
      • 9 credits in math and science with at least one course in math and one course in science
      • 3 credits in the arts
  • U.S. Citizenship or National/Permanent Resident status
  • Applicants must not have or be eligible for teacher certification in any state
  • Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Applicants who earned bachelor’s degrees outside the U.S. or took 90 or more credits of undergraduate courses outside the U.S. must take the TOEFL exam in order to apply

Program Coordinator

Lucia Rutter
Assistant Director, Office of Partnership Programs

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