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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 will be 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.

Applications for UTEP will be closed until the fall of 2022, when UTEP will begin accepting applications for students who wish to begin the program in the fall of 2023. For any questions about applying to UTEP, please reach out to uteprecruit@uchicago.edu.


General Information

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.

Typically, applying to UTEP entails an online application, three letters of recommendation, and transcript submission.


Meet Us

Information sessions about the UChicago Urban Teacher Education Program will be held online. Upcoming information sessions are listed on our Info Sessions & Graduate Fairs page.