Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency (CUTR)

Welcome to our Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency Program. Are you…

  • Passionate about urban education?
  • Looking to earn a Master’s degree & teaching certification in just one year?
  • Want a full year of mentorship, working hands-on in the classroom?
  • Willing to change the world one student at a time?

The Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency program (CUTR) is looking to empower talented, mission-driven, motivated individuals with the…

Knowledge to enter any classroom

In one year, receive a Master’s Degree in Education and an Ohio teaching license.

Most accepted resident candidates qualify for reduced tuition and Teach Grants.

Experience to impact urban education

Work hands-on in the classroom, four days a week for one full year of mentorship, at one of Breakthrough’s highest performing public charter schools in Cleveland, alongside experienced effective teachers.

Opportunity to change the world

Breakthrough Schools will be hiring dozens of teachers every year as they grow and expand, and successful graduates will be given priority consideration.

Be part of the founding faculty within this growing network of urban schools.

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2014

CUTR is a highly selective and competitive program, an innovative partnership between Breakthrough Schools, a network of the highest performing, urban, public charter schools in Ohio, Ursuline College, offering a holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence, and John Carroll University, inspiring individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.

Visit Ursuline’s MAP website to learn more and apply.

Learn about the John Carroll’s School-Based Master of Education program. 

Apply to John Carroll’s School-Based program here.

2013/14 Ursuline MAP/CUTR Info Sessions

  • September 23, 2013
  • October 21, 2013
  • November 25, 2013
  • January 27, 2014
  • February 17, 2014
  • March 17, 2014

All sessions will be held at 5pm in Mullen 213 at Ursuline College – see campus map.

Click here to register!

What Graduates Say About CUTR

“We have been in the classroom for a whole year and I have learned so much from all the different situations… the kids are really good kids, with really good hearts.” – Kaitlin, CUTR ’12

“Why CUTR? It’s one year-long, you get your Masters and your teaching license, and you get to be in a Breakthrough school” – Carrie, CUTR ’12

“I was in Indiana for the last three years coaching basketball, and I wanted to come back to Cleveland and teach in an urban setting. I always knew I wanted to be in an urban setting in Cleveland so when I heard about it and looked into it I said this is what I want to do.” – Brian, CUTR ’12


Contact Program Director Folly Patterson at (216) 456-2086 x1320 or at

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