Teach in Philadelphia
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU!
City Teaching Alliance was founded with the idea that talented, highly-prepared, career educators can open the doors to future success for city school children.
Our teachers receive a master’s degree from our higher education partner and become dually certified to teach in either elementary education, secondary English or secondary math, and special education. We offer more comprehensive coursework and personalized support than any other teacher training program.
Children are the center of our work. We rely on the communities we partner with to guide and inform the decisions we make about our curriculum, program, and practice.
Alumni benefit greatly from completing their four-year commitment. Over the course of that time, they have been trained and instructed in urban schools, received one-one-coaching and mentoring, and built a solid and supportive network of peers.
“I came through the very first cohort in DC. One of the things that really stuck out to me was that you receive a certification in general education and special education. There were so many special education kids who are underserved, and I was very inspired to make the switch and become a special education teacher.”
I’m so grateful for the coaching that I received through [City Teaching Alliance]. Out of any program, I feel like [City Teaching Alliance] prepares you for every aspect of teaching, from planning to implementing lessons to responding when a child tells you they don’t have enough to eat. Coaching allows you to be more prepared than the average teacher. [City Teaching Alliance] is a challenge. You have to be willing to give it everything you have. But it will be the best decision you ever made because you will more prepared than anyone else entering the field of teaching.”
“In my last year of graduate school, I was trying to figure out what to do with my life. I had done an internship at a middle school and another at a juvenile justice center and I knew I loved working with children. I had been planning to go into the corporate world, but then I changed gears and applied to teacher training programs. I heard back very quickly from [City Teaching Alliance] and became part of the first cohort to work in the DC public school system. Although, it’s been years since I finished the [City Teaching Alliance] program, I’m still part of this rich community. We support each other and we learn from each other.”
A recruiter will reach out to you soon to answer all your questions, so keep an eye out for their email.