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Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) Program

The New Visions for Public Schools-Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency is a 14-month teacher-preparation program that fully integrates the graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher (resident) with intensive, hands-on experiences in New York City schools.

Gain Expertise and Experience in a Supportive Environment
For the 2013-14 residency, UTR is seeking to prepare residents for teaching 7-12 grade biology, chemistry, earth science, math, English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and special education.  Applications will be accepted between October 1, 2012 and January 2, 2013.  For information about information sessions and how to apply, visit  Questions may be directed to

An Innovative Path to a Distinguished Career
For those passionate about joining the teaching profession, UTR provides a direct and affordable path defined by exceptional preparation and quality, real-world experience.

  • A school-based approach: From day one, Residents are fully immersed in a school community. Residents take responsibility for one class of students and regularly collaborate with other teachers.
  • Residents collaborate one-on-one with an expert mentor teacher. Graduate courses at Hunter College are specifically designed to align with experiences in urban schools. Successful completion of the program results in a Master's Degree in Education and certification to teach - grades 7-12 in New York City. During the residency year participants do not contribute to their tuition which is subsidized. Residents are awarded a stipend of $22,500 and health insurance during their Residency year.
  • Graduates of UTR are expected to be hired within New Visions' network of 76 public schools and are required to commit to four years of teaching in high-need NYC public schools after completion of the Residency Program.
  • Practice-oriented coursework: Residents' graduate coursework is specifically designed to align with school-based experiences and gives significant attention to teaching within a diverse urban context.
  • Placement assistance: UTR will coordinate hiring of successful Residency graduates in one of the 76 New York City public schools supported by New Visions for Public Schools.



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