The Urban Teacher Education Program is a five-year experience that integrates rigorous academic and methods coursework with ongoing teaching experiences that broaden in scope as candidates progress through the two-year MAT program. Learning continues for alumni working in Chicago Public Schools with an array of post-graduation supports.
The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies awards UChicago UTEP graduates the MAT degree.
Year 1: Foundations Year. Candidates take a three-quarter Foundations of Education sequence as part-time graduate students. The sequence integrates academics, methods classes, guided fieldwork, opportunities to work with students, and a unique soul strand that explores teacher identity through multiple media. Students may enroll as full-time students if they need or wish to take additional coursework to meet general education requirements or qualify for specialized endrosements. Read more about UChicago UTEP’s foundations year »
Year 2: Residency. Candidates who successfully complete the Foundations sequence are invited to apply to become residents. The residency spans five quarters (12 months) and includes an intensive yearlong clinical experience that is complemented by a professional teaching seminar and coursework. Residents are assisted in their job search during the final quarters of the program. Read more about UChicago UTEP’s residency »
Years 3, 4, and 5: Post-Graduation Supports. Alumni working in Chicago Public Schools receive three years of supports, including in-classroom coaching, alumni workshops, inquiry groups, teacher-leadership training, and an online professional community. Read more about UChicago UTEP’s post-graduation supports »