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Urban Teacher Education Program

Urban Teacher Education Program

The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) is experience-rich, field-based and leads to teacher licensing in selected areas through undergraduate and graduate programs, Option I and Option II respectively.

  • Option I
    • Designed for undergraduate students, and offers a unique opportunity for those enrolled in the School of Education to do a year long experience in an urban professional development school, while obtaining certification in elementary or secondary education. (Option I is currently being restructured, and no applications are being accepted at this time.)
  • Option II
    • Designed for graduate students, who have obtained degrees from accredited institutions in subjects other than education. This option offers the opportunity for graduate students to do a year long internship in an urban setting and obtain certification in a secondary education field.

UTEP is committed to the development of "star" urban teachers as supported by the research on effective teaching in urban schools. The program ensures that pre-service teachers are exposed to best practice in urban teaching, through the collaborative mentorship of school-based and university-based faculty members.

Graduates of the program are given first consideration in hiring by the urban districts of East Chicago, Gary, and Hammond.               

Policy Board


Dr. William  Lowe

Chancellor
Indiana University Northwest

Mr. Michael  Harding

Superintendent
School City of East Chicago

Dr. Charles  Gallmeier

Professor
Indiana University Northwest

Mr. Ed  Shabaz

President
East Chicago Federation of Teachers Local #511

Mr. Patrick  O'Rourke

President
Hammond Teachers' Federation Local #394

Dr. Vernon G.  Smith

Professor
Indiana University Northwest

Dr. Myrtle  Campbell

Superintendent
Gary Community School Corporation

Mr. Carlos  Tolliver

President
Gary Teachers Union

Ms. Annie  Headen

Working Conditions
Gary Teachers Union

Dr. Walter J.  Watkins

Superintendent
School City of Hammond

Dr. Stanley  Wigle

Dean School of Education
Indiana University Northwest