The Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) is a grant-funded, cohort-structured teacher education program modeled after a traditional medical residency. Critical aspects of UTR include classroom immersion, mentorship, and induction support, combined with critical professional development that benefits both teacher residents and experienced educators. Additional key features include anti-racist and social justice pedagogies, collaborative inquiry and professional learning communities, and emphasis on connecting theory with practice.
The Newark Teacher Project (NTP) is a cohort of residents from MSU’s larger teacher education program who have a passion for social justice and antiracism. NTP students are placed in Newark classrooms with carefully selected mentor teachers. NTP seminars support all areas of teacher development with a special focus on social and racial justice. The small cohort is provided support and access to many special events and high-quality antiracist critical professional development.
The Critical Urban Education (CUE) is a bi-annual speaker series that hosts national scholars at MSU, providing a forum to develop attendees’ racial and political analysis through a series of lectures and workshops focused on social and cultural issues influencing urban schools and communities. CUE is free and open to the public and the audience includes Montclair State University students and faculty, as well as local young people, educators, and community members.