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University Partnership: The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program
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City Year is proud to partner with The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program, a leading teacher preparation program preparing teachers of the highest caliber for Chicago Public Schools while empirically testing a model for urban teacher preparation, offering approximately 50% in tuition reduction during the second year, when candidates are full-time.

Background

The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program prepares teachers of the highest caliber for Chicago Public Schools while empirically testing a model for urban teacher preparation. Our graduates engage in teaching as a highly intellectual career and are classroom-based instructional leaders and agents for educational equity in their schools and community. UChicago UTEP is a two-year graduate program accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education that awards a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Alumni then receive up to three years of post-graduation supports, making UChicago UTEP a unique five-year experience.


Benefits offered by The University of Chicago UTEP:

Scholarship Amount Approximately 50% tuition reduction
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 5
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral*


*Admitted students who defer are required to submit $250 as a tuition deposit and an additional $250 to defer; all monies will be credited toward tuition once they enroll.

Eligibility & Additional Info

  • Approximately 50% tuition reduction. The reduction is awarded in the second year of the program, when the candidates are full-time.
  • Tuition reduction is awarded to City Year alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • A one-year deferral for students admitted to the program who decide to serve with City Year before starting with UChicago UTEP (see details above*).
  • Applicants will be considered for additional tuition reduction based on need.


To Apply

Application deadlines vary by program.
Click here to learn more about specific deadlines.
Click here to learn more about the application process.


To identify and verify your City Year affiliation
  • To get the application fee waived, please email the Recruitment and Admissions Office at recruit@utepchicago.org.

  • City Year verification: To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing alumni@cityyear.org with "UChicago UTEP" in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your corps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.


To Contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office

Email recruit@utepchicago.org, or contact:

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Chapin Hall, Room 258
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-6192 or 773-834-1416
(773) 834-8370 fax
 


Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year. 

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