Learn more about the Urban Teacher Academy

When students register for EDT 318 and EDT 418 they are given placements in urban schools and assigned to highly qualified veteran teachers who work at the assigned schools. All the students attend university-recognized transcripted courses and urban professional seminars each semester to build their knowledge about urban environments. All program costs are covered by the university.

Did you know? A total of 135 students have completed the program, and 70% of the graduates continue to teach in urban districts after three years of professional experience. 

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Field Placements

Successful students are also given priority on job placements within Dayton Public Schools. This priority also extends to participants of the University of Dayton's Lalanne Program. A contract between the University of Dayton and the Dayton Public Schools assures graduates an opportunity to secure a teaching position within the district after graduation.

Job Support

UTA graduates who accept a teaching position with Dayton Public Schools receive ongoing program support from UTA faculty and staff during their first three years of teaching. Other UTA graduates go on to teach in urban districts across the country, including in Ohio, New York, Florida, and the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Lalanne Program

Graduates also have an opportunity to continue their urban training through the University of Dayton's Lalanne Program, in which they can earn a master’s degree while teaching in urban Catholic schools.

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