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Who We Want

The Yale Urban Teaching Program is looking for candidates who possess a relentless commitment to the academic achievement of urban students and the disposition to build trusting relationships.  While some candidates will possess previous teaching experience, others will come with a new interest in education and a commitment to New Haven.

We desire candidates with a strong content background in the subject they intend to teach and a disposition for urban teaching. That disposition includes a passionate commitment to achievement, willingness to solve problems no matter how difficult and an ability to develop relationships across racial, class and gender boundaries.

To be considered for our program, candidates must

  1. Fulfill the Connecticut teaching certificate content requirements (see Course Prerequisites)
  2. Demonstrate high content knowledge in their proposed area of teaching (see Testing Requirements)
  3. Complete two essays to communicate their determination and passion to succeed as an urban educator

The GRE/Praxis I, Praxis II and Course Prerequisites are required for certification and essential for consideration to be admitted into our program. These requirements prior to admission allow our students to seamlessly transition from our program into full-time teaching.

Important Dates

Application Due December 15th, 2010 Praxis II test dates and deadlines
On-campus Interviews February 2011 (dates TBA) Yale Graduate School deadlines
Program Begins June 6, 2011  

Financial Aid

Every successful applicant to the Yale Urban Teaching Program receives a full tuition scholarship plus a stipend to assist with room and board ($25,500 in 2009-2010). There is no separate application for this Fellowship, and no financial information need be submitted with your application.

Teaching commitment

In return for the Fellowship, graduates commit to teach in a New Haven Public middle or high school for a period of two years following the completion of their degree, and to become a part of a corps of teachers dedicated to significantly improving the achievement of the students in the classrooms and in their schools. During this time they will also recieve support through ongoing connection with the graduates and students of the program, including monthly inducation meetings.


We are committed to basing judgments concerning the admission and education of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. We affirmatively seek to attract qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. We do not discriminate in our admissions or educational program against any individual on account of that individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor do we discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.