Of the students who have completed the Urban Teacher Education Program since its 2003 launch, over 90 percent are still teaching in Chicago Public Schools or other high-need urban districts. The program's five-year retention rate is 96 percent, which far exceeds the national average of approximately 50 percent for urban public school teachers.
UChicago UTEP cohorts are deliberately small, but our active alumni base is growing strong. We project that by academic year 2014–2015, about 300 UChicago UTEP alumni will be working in Chicago Public Schools and participating in our post-graduation programming and teacher leadership training. Graduates from our early cohorts currently are or are preparing to become clinical instructors in the program. Alumni Spotlight