School of Education

Urban Teacher Opportunity Partnerships Program (UTOPP) Office

(Formerly the Teacher Opportunity Collaboratives office.)

  • Funding covering up to half of tuition is available through the TOC II grant for eligible Nazareth students pursuing teaching degrees
  • Participate in an internship, extra field placements, and professional development and support designed for urban education
  • Establish collegial relationships with veteran teachers and become part of an urban teaching networking community.
  • Community benefits: Increases the quality and quantity of educators prepared to teach in high-need urban schools.

Vision: The Urban Teacher Opportunity Partnerships Program Office equips teachers to maximize the learning potential of all students.

Mission: The office of Urban Teaching and Learning equips prospective and in-service teachers with educational experiences that enable them to:

  • Compassionately address the educational needs of all students within high needs urban environments
  • Build student confidence by setting high expectations and promoting educational excellence, and
  • Serve as advocates to impact the potential of current and future generations of learners.

TOC II Grant for Full-Time Students

Who’s eligible
What it funds
How to apply: Undergraduates
How to apply: Graduate Students
Deadline
Criteria for selection

TOC II is supported in part by funds from the New York State Education Department.

Contact

Kai M. Strange

Kai M. Strange

Director - Urban Teacher Opportunity Partnerships Program in Education, School of
585-389-2684
kstrang7@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 209

More Urban Education Work

Nazareth's Frontier Center for Urban Education also supports quality urban education by offering professional development for teachers, urban fieldwork placements for Nazareth students, and student projects in Rochester schools. 

Prepared for Success

99% of teachers who participated in this grant program continue to work in urban education as teachers and administrators 5 years later.