What is The Urban Teacher Fellowship?

The Urban Teacher Fellowship (UTF) is an innovative one-year program made possible by a partnership between the University of Denver’s (DU) Morgridge College of Education (MCE) and Denver Public Schools (DPS). The goal of UTF is to support 15 teacher fellows and provide them with the resources and experience necessary to ensure that all children have access to highly-trained educators. Upon completion of the year-long program, fellows will receive a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Colorado teaching license.

What does UTF provide?

  • Fellows will receive a significant scholarship package, including a $3,000 stipend.
  • Urban teacher fellows will gain extensive field work experience by being placed in high-need DPS urban classrooms.
  • Fellows are matched with a mentor-teacher who is skilled in meeting the demands of urban education.
  • Fellows will get personalized attention and customized support throughout the entire process.
What are Next steps?

Apply! Prospective UTF participants will apply to UTF through MCE’s Teacher Education Program (TEP). In your TEP application, please select that you are applying to the Urban Teacher Fellowship and answer the corresponding questions. Selected applicants will be invited to interview with UTF for one of 15 fellowship positions.


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