Empowering Educators, Transforming Futures.

We empower effective educators to transform the lives of children in urban schools by challenging systemic barriers of inequity.

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Creating Anti-Racist Classrooms

City Teaching Alliance ignites change-makers. We equip educators with the support, skills, and credentials to excel in urban classrooms and disrupt systemic inequities.

About Us

Make a difference in Urban Classrooms

We prepare, certify, and support new educators to be highly effective so they can provide high-quality education for children by offering a master’s degree, coaching, mentoring, and job placement.

Take charge of your teaching journey

Master's Degree

A master's degree from American University, a nationally recognized leader in preparing anti-racist, community-driven teachers

Paid all 4 years

An initial residency year of paid classroom experience and a full-time, full-salaried teaching position starting in Year 2.

1:1 Coaching

85 hours of 1:1 coaching over three years and coursework that promotes whole child success.

Dual Teaching Certificates

Receive two accredited teaching certificates, including Special Education.

Our Community Partners

We prepare and support new teachers to succeed in historically underserved and excluded urban classrooms across our four regions-Baltimore, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.

“I joined [City Teaching Alliance] for its holistic approach to teacher preparation and development. Though rigorous, the residency year humbled my mind for learning, challenged my comfort zone for growing, and affirmed my passion for serving.”

Sinh N.

UCLA, Montréal, Québec, Cohort 2016

Allies we partner with

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