The Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in the Washington, DC region (and soon in additional cities). Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. UTC residents prepare to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, they also enroll in a FREE Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher. All UTC teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance: only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program. Over time, UTC teachers will be among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation. For more information, visit us on the web at www.urbanteachercenter.org. Our FINAL application deadline for the 2012-13 school year is May 15, 2012. The program for the 2012-2013 school year will begin on June 20, 2012. The application is available via the UTC website at www.urbanteachercenter.org. Please also sign up for our last webinar on May 10 at 9PM EST through the Events Section of the UTC website.