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Rowan Urban Teacher Academy

Program Organization

Registration will be limited to 30 high school juniors entering their senior year. This program will meet daily from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. If additional time during the day is needed, information will be sent home in advance to parents/guardians. Students are required to attend every daily session. Absences for compelling circumstances must be approved by the Program Coordinator. Students and their parents/guardians will be invited to attend an orientation program in late-June. A program overview will be provided along with Urban Teacher Academy requirements, materials, and expectations. Letters of invitation will be sent directly to participants.

Expenses Are Covered

No tuition is charged for the Urban Teacher Academy. Rowan will cover expenses for books, materials, lunches, snacks, field trips, and other admissions. This program does not cover daily transportation expenses to and from Rowan University.

Transportation Required

Parents/guardians are responsible for arranging transportation for students to and from the program. With written permission students may drive to Rowan or take public transportation. Specific times and location of drop-off and pick-up will be provided prior to the start of the program.


Faculty will include Rowan professors, local community and educational leaders, and urban teachers.


Parents/guardians will be invited to attend a recognition ceremony on Friday, July 25, 2014. This program will showcase students’ experiences and achievements.


Upon successful completion of this program, each student will receive $250.