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Urban Education Fellows Program

The Urban Education Fellows Program (UEFP) is a joint graduate teacher licensure program of Alverno College and Mount Mary College. It is designed to improve the quality of education in independent private, parochial or charter schools in the greater Milwaukee area. Women and men who desire to teach in this setting in grades
1 - 8 are encouraged to apply. The UEFP requires a two-year commitment to work in a school, learning on the job with a coach, and successful completion of college course work.

Funding for the UEFP is provided by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Trinity Foundation Fund.

The program's mission is to assist participants as they become new teachers and to help them prepare their credentials for licensure. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree, but it needn't be in education.

Requirements: Once accepted into the program, participants will be matched for a salaried teaching position at a Milwaukee independent private, parochial or charter school. Program classes begin in June and teaching positions begin in the fall.

This rigorous program consists of a series of accelerated courses and other professional development opportunities. The two-year program (seven semesters) will lead to teaching certification (grades 1 - 8) and a master of arts degree in education from either Alverno College or Mount Mary College.

To ensure your success, coaching and mentoring will be part of the program, along with sharing among program participants. Generous financial assistance makes the program affordable. Classes are scheduled in a convenient format that works around your schedule and responsibilities.

If you are committed to improving the quality of education for children in Milwaukee's independent private, parochial or charter schools, this program is for you!

As an Urban Education Fellow, you will:

  • Be hired as a teacher in an independent private, parochial or charter school while you are participating in the program
  • Take courses in a schedule that accommodates your teaching responsibilities (late afternoons, evenings, weekends, and summer school)
  • Demonstrate consistent progress in completion of coursework
  • Apply the learning in your coursework to your practice with learners at your worksite
  • Share your experience with fellow program participants
  • Demonstrate a level of professionalism consistent with the Fellows philosophy
  • Receive AmeriCorps funding to partially cover your tuition during the time you are a Fellow in good standing
  • Participate in team activities as a condition of your acceptance into and continuation in the program


Applicants must:

  • Want to be teachers in selected independent private, parochial or charter schools
  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrate a commitment to their community
  • Demonstrate instructional leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a commitment to assume mentoring responsibilities after licensure, particularly with new Urban Education Fellows
  • Submit transcripts of all prior baccalaureate work to Director of the Urban Education Fellows Program, Dr. Linda Delgadillo. Finalists will be invited to an interview.

Details: - NEED PDFS FOR ALL LINKS BELOW

  • FAQ's
  • Check out UEFP schedule and tuition/funding.
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Course work schedule
  • Application instruction
  • Print out the UEFP application for admission and application process information sheet.
  • Request an application by sending your name, address, and phone number to:

    Dr. Linda Delgadillo, Director
    Urban Education Fellows Program
    1515 South 29 Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53215-1912

NOTE: You cannot apply for this program using the "Apply Online" link at the top of this page. Please follow the directions above.

For more information on the Urban Education Fellows Program, contact:

Linda Delgadillo, Director
Urban Education Fellows Program
1515 South 29 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215-1912
Phone: (414) 382-9666
Fax: 414-382-9664