Editorial: Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?

December 8, 2013
The New York Times

An editorial on improving STEM education cites the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program's commitment to prepare 500 new exemplary STEM teachers for Chicago as part of the 100Kin10 initiative. 

Editorial: How not to judge teacher education

August 1, 2013
Catalyst Chicago

UChicago UTEP's Kavita Kapadia Matsko and Marv Hoffman analyze the flaws of NCTQ's system, envisioning instead a truly transformative review of teacher education.

Editorial: What keeps good teachers teaching?

July 23, 2013
The Washington Post: Answer Sheet

An editorial features the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program, highlighting what can be learned from UChicago UTEP's consistently successful model of teacher education. 

STEMpath Bio: Douglas O'Roark

July 3, 2013

UChicago UTEP secondary program director Douglas O'Roark describes his path from studying engineering at MIT to becoming an urban educator in and for Chicago Public Schools. 

The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program: Statement Regarding NCTQ Ratings

June 18, 2013

The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program, along with teacher preparation programs from across the state of Illinois and the nation, declined to participate in the recent National Council of Teacher Quality/U.S. News and World Report review of university-based teacher preparation. UChicago UTEP’s central reason for declining to participate is our view that the NCTQ review process—based primarily on any participating or non-participating program’s available course syllabi—relies on partial, decontextualized information to make judgments about teacher preparation programs that have little to no bearing on the quality of the teachers these programs develop. Read the full statement >>