The College of New Jersey’s Urban Teacher Academy is offered to high school juniors interested in becoming teachers. Special consideration is given to students interested in teaching in urban schools and/or high shortage subject areas. A national shortage of teachers is predicted over the next decade due to student enrollment increases, teacher retirements, turnover, and career changes. The US Department of Education estimates that between now and 2018, the nation will need to hire one million new teachers. Teacher shortages will be particularly acute in high poverty schools, and in subjects such as math, science, special education, world languages, bilingual, and early childhood. TCNJ’S Urban Teacher Academy aims to encourage today’s high school students from diverse backgrounds to become tomorrow’s teachers as a strategy toward resolving this shortfall.
High school juniors who meet the rigorous criteria for admission are invited to apply to the Urban Teacher Academy.
Get the 2014 UTA Brochure and Application for more information!