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

This fall, UTEP began work with the UChicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice to join more closely together in our mission to work toward a more just and humane society. During the 2022–2023 academic year, which marks the program’s 20th anniversary, UTEP is leveraging the power of pause to imagine what this joint work will look like in practice, particularly as we emerge from the pandemic. This means that instead of conducting Foundations Year classes during the 2022–2023 school year, UTEP staff will be collaborating with Crown Family School staff and faculty to expand our possibilities for future UTEPers’ programmatic offerings and opportunities.

UTEP is therefore not currently accepting applications. For any questions, please reach out to


General Information

UChicago UTEP is a highly selective, two-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Students admitted to UTEP 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, students admitted to UTEP have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students admitted to UTEP are also committed to teaching in under-resourced, urban communities and dedicated to working toward educational equity. Students admitted to UTEP often have experience working with youth from urban communities and who demonstrate persistence, curiosity, and the capacity to lead.


Meet Us

To schedule an information session about the UChicago Urban Teacher Education Program, please reach out to