Get off campus!

The Urban Teacher Academy (UTA) offers students more than just classroom learning. Juniors and seniors have access to a wide variety of opportunities and activities to develop the skills they're learning in their courses, fieldwork and research.

Field Placement

UTA students are praised with placements in urban schools and assigned to highly qualified veteran teachers who work at the assigned schools. All the students attend university-recognized transcripted courses in their junior and senior years and attend UTA seminars each semester to build their knowledge about urban environments.

EDT 318 Junior (Year 1)
  • Yearlong class with field placement
  • Highly qualified teacher assigned as mentor 
  • 40-60 hours in classroom
  • Service learning options in urban school community
EDT 418 Senior (Year 2)
  • First semester: Teaching methods block
  • Field experience (80 hours, AYA, to 120 hours, ECE) in urban school with mentor teacher
  • Second semester: Full-time student teaching in mentor teacher’s classroom (10-15 week duration)

Additional Opportunities

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