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The Urban Teacher Academy (UTA) is an intensive summer experience in teaching in urban centers, and in the educational, social, and economic challenges facing urban communities. This program is especially designed for students who are considering teaching in high poverty schools, hard-to-staff schools and/or high shortage subject areas such as math, physics, chemistry, biology and general science, bilingual education, ESL, special education, world languages, and technology education. Future teachers from diverse, underrepresented backgrounds as well as males are particularly encouraged to apply.
UTA students actively engage in lectures and discussions with distinguished TCNJ professors and experienced area educators. Students take field trips to area schools, other educational institutions, and community-based programs. As a culminating activity, UTA students teach math, science, and physical education lessons to elementary children enrolled in a Ewing summer camp.
To learn more about this highly acclaimed program, see the UTA Fact Sheet.