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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

UChicago UTEP is a highly selective, two-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Applicants must have college transcripts that reflect coursework in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and sciences, and show evidence of strong reading, critical thinking, and writing skills. Typically, applicants have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

We also seek candidates who are committed to teaching in under-resourced, urban communities and dedicated to working toward educational equity. We are especially interested in applicants who have experience working with youth from urban communities and who demonstrate persistence, curiosity, and the capacity to lead.


Application Process

There are three steps in the application process:

Step 1: Submit a completed application

Submit the UChicago Urban Teacher Education Program’s online application. There is a $50 application fee.

Step 2: Submit your transcripts

You may upload unofficial transcripts as you complete the online application, but official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities you have attended must also be submitted by mail or electronically upon extension of an admission offer.

Step 3: Three letters of recommendation

For letters of recommendation, consider using at least one academic and one professional reference. (If you are a City Year, Americorps, or Breakthrough Collaborative alumni, one of your letters should be from your career manager).

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We have briefly reopened our application window on a rolling basis, and so prospective applicants are welcome to submit their applications until August 1, 2021. If you have any questions about the program or application, please contact our Recruiter and Admissions Coordinator Diane Wright at dianenew@uchicago.edu.

If you are accepted, but wish to defer your start date, you must submit a brief narrative explaining your reason for
deferring and an additional $250 deferral deposit, to be credited to your tuition along with your $250 tuition
deposit upon matriculation. Because of the sequential nature of the coursework and clinical experiences, students
may only enter the program in September.

Meet Us

Information sessions about the UChicago Urban Teacher Education Program will be held online during the summer of 2021. Upcoming information sessions are listed on our Info Sessions & Graduate Fairs page. You can also watch a previously recorded information session below.

Information Sessions & Graduate Fairs

Aug 1, 2021: 5:00pm
Watch the info session on YouTube.