School of Education

Urban Teacher Opportunity Partnerships Program (UTOPP) Office

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.

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.