Summer Urban Teacher's Academy

The William Paterson University Urban Teacher Academy is an excellent introduction to the exciting world of urban education.  It also serves as a long-term recruitment strategy to increase the pool of candidates interested in becoming urban teachers. William Paterson University Summer Urban Teacher Academy benefits include:

  • An introduction to teaching and the teaching profession
  • Opportunities to meet with William Paterson faculty, educational leaders, and teachers to discuss issues pertinent to urban education
  • Field trips to urban schools, museums and community agencies
  • Meaningful, creative, hands-on learning activities
  • Team building exercises
  • Educational tour of William Paterson’s campus

High school students will be given a “behind the scenes” view to teaching and learning new concepts and ideas. Students will experience the classroom as they become acquainted with teachers and teaching on a personal and professional level. They will also experience the profession as they are guided through issues pertinent to  urban education and the functions of schools.  Each participant will keep a portfolio to document his/her experiences in the Summer Urban Teacher Academy.

*Application must be sent to the College of Education. CLICK HERE for the Application

*For a detailed brochure please CLICK HERE

* Deadline for the application is May 31, 2013

*Students who want to become Residents, must first be accepted into the program

 Time: 8:30 - 4:30pm


Dates:   July 8-11 and July 15-18

Fees:   Free for Commuters; $315 for Residents