In some Birmingham-area school districts, up to a quarter of new teachers leave within the first three years, frustrated by crowded classrooms, inadequate funding, and other challenges.
A UAB Magazine Online feature describes how the Urban Teacher Enhancement Program (UTEP) is changing that statistic with specialized training and mentoring—and shares the stories of alumni applying their new skills in Birmingham classrooms.
|Donna Jones, a recent graduate of UAB’s Urban Teacher Enhancement Program (UTEP), works with students at Birmingham’s Robinson Elementary School.
Students in the UTEP program learn the teaching strategies that are most effective with groups of culturally diverse children, English-language learners and students with disabilities. UTEP classes are co-taught by UAB faculty and master teachers from the program’s partner school districts.
To read more, visit www.uab.edu/uabmagazine.