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Requirements for the Urban Teachers Residency

(No more applications are being accepted for this program)

1) BA/BS Degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (2.5 GPA for candidates who earned degree in 2004 or prior)

2) Passing Praxis II in specific content area
For the appropriate Praxis for your area of certification, click here :

4) Essay or Cover Letter (250-500 words) outlining reasons for applying unique interest in urban teaching and personal philosophy of education

5) 24 Hour Pre-Service Program Certificate of Completion or proof of registration for a fall class

6) Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended

7) Strong interest in urban education; must be willing to teach in a high-need school for 3 years after completing the program

Note: Upon acceptance in the program, you will be required to have a background check and fingerprinting to meet the School District's requirements.