New Visions / Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency
The New Visions for Public Schools–Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency provides aspiring teachers with both experience and expertise: well-supported teaching experiences with strong mentors and rigorous graduate study that directly connects to the classroom. The Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) is a 14-month teacher-training program that fully integrates the graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher (resident) with intensive, hands-on experiences in New York City schools. Within a strong public school, residents collaborate with expert educators around all aspects of teaching and learning. At the same time, residents take Hunter College graduate courses that UTR designed to align with experiences in urban schools. Successful completion of the program results in a master’s degree in adolescent education and certification to teach in New York City. Graduates of UTR will have the opportunity to be hired by a school within New Visions’ network of 76 public schools and are asked to commit to four years of teaching in New Visions schools after their residencies.