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Rowan Urban Teacher Academy

Program Description

The Rowan Urban Teacher Academy serves as an excellent long-term recruitment strategy to increase the pool of candidates interested in becoming urban teachers. Benefits of the Rowan University Urban Teacher Academy include:

The goal of this program is to utilize students’ interest in education and broaden it to a greater perspective of urban education and the functions of schools. Students will gain experience in an urban classroom setting as they become acquainted with teacher practitioners and teaching on a personal and professional level. Working in small groups, students will plan and teach mini-lessons and/or activities to urban elementary school children. Each participant will be required to complete all assignments, keep a portfolio, and write a summary report about his/her experiences in the Urban Teacher Academy.