Buffalo Urban Teaching Fellows is an “earn and learn” teacher training program. We provide aspiring teachers with a paid role in a school and access to tuition assistance while they pursue certification and transition to a teaching career. With embedded development opportunities and a cohort experience, our program helps Fellows make a meaningful difference in the lives of local students.
When you become a Buffalo Urban Teaching Fellow, we’ll help you select the local certification program that best fits your career goals and personal circumstances and guide you through the enrollment process. You’ll be a part of a diverse cohort of talented future teachers, and work in a school, gaining practical experience – and earning a paycheck – while completing certification coursework. Once you are certified, you’ll move into a lead teacher role and receive support and additional training to help you grow during your early years in the classroom. Fellows may also receive financial support to help offset the cost of tuition and certification.