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Registration & Placement Info

Earning your Certificate in Urban Teaching

Students enrolled in any undergraduate Teacher Education licensure program at the University of Dayton can register for classes in the Urban Teacher Academy. To qualify for the Certificate in Urban Teaching, you'll need to register for the following courses:

  • EDT 318 (Junior Seminar): Yearlong class (fall & spring semesters) with field placement, 40-60 hours in the classroom.
  • EDT 418 (Senior Seminar): Yearlong class (fall & spring semesters). Fall semester includes a teaching methods block, field experience (80 hours/Adolescent to Young Adult Education; 120 hours/Early Childhood Education) in urban school with mentor teacher. Spring semester includes full-time student teaching/internship (10-15 weeks) in mentor teacher’s classroom.

Field placement

Once you've registered for EDT 318 and EDT 418, you'll receive a field placement in an urban school. You'll also be assigned to highly qualified veteran teachers who work at your assigned school. All students in the Academy attend University-recognized transcripted courses during their junior and senior years and also attend Academy seminars to help build their knowledge about urban environments.

Options after graduation

A contract between the University of Dayton and Dayton Public Schools assures UD graduates an opportunity to secure a teaching position within the district after graduation. Successful students from the Urban Teacher Academy and the Lalanne program are also given priority on job placements within Dayton Public Schools.

Academy graduates who accept a teaching position with Dayton Public Schools receive ongoing program support from Academy faculty and staff during their first three years of teaching.

After earning your undergraduate degree, you also have the opportunity to continue your urban training through the Lalanne program at the University of Dayton, where you can earn a master’s degree while teaching in an urban Catholic school.


Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966