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Urban Teacher Academy

Preparing teachers for today's urban schools

Urban Teacher Academy student teaching in an urban classroomThe University of Dayton Urban Teacher Academy is a specialized program for pre-service teachers who have an interest in urban teaching. Students are traditional undergraduate students who have indicated that they want to work with high-poverty and high-needs student populations.

The Academy concept addresses the most critical dimensions of the problem:

  • Identifying pre-service teachers most likely to succeed in an urban school district.
  • Providing teachers with specialized training.
  • Pairing student teachers with successful mentor teachers who can help them cope with the challenges of teaching in today's urban classroom.

Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966