Experience the U Prep Difference! Why U Prep
As an educator, I think you will agree that not all schools are
Families choose U Prep Schools because they want the best for
their children. Our families understand that education is a tool
that has the power to shape the lives of young people today. They
value our approach to delivering a culturally responsive education
that prepares students to be independent learners and critical
thinkers. They know that we are committed to ensuring our students
are supported socially, emotionally and academically and are well
prepared for college and careers in industries where diversity is
lacking. Our scholars go on to become positive change agents in
their community, many return to our schools as educators and have
children of their own enrolled in a U Prep School.
U Prep Schools is a resource rich learning community comprised
of 10 state-of-the art schools that serves close to 5,000 students
in grades K-12. We are one of the oldest and largest networks in
Detroit with three districts; University Prep Art & Design,
University Prep Science and Math, and University Preparatory
Academy, to include the new Ford Law Career Academy. At U Prep, our
scholars participate in a variety of pathways that provide unique
learning experiences that prepares them for the real world.
One of our most distinctive defining differences that originated
over 20 years ago, is the Detroit 90/90 Promise; a promise to our
families that all U Prep scholars will achieve a 90% graduation and
90% college acceptance rate. We stand behind our word and are
committed to ensuring our scholars are prepared to achieve success
in life. Check out the list of 20
Black Detroiters Making History that was published
recently by the Skillman Foundation to learn about the impact our
alumni are making right here in Detroit. We are so proud of our
There are so many things that set us apart from other schools in
Detroit. If you are an exceptional educator who is passionate about
children, delivering education differently and want to be part of a
highly committed and energetic crew, then contact us today to learn
more about the U Prep experience. We are looking to build our team
that will help us to deliver on our promise and mission.
What will your role be?
As a teacher, you will be responsible for implementing
curriculum, maintaining a positive classroom culture, using
assessments to drive instructional practice, and for contributing
to the educational and social development of all students by
implementing culturally relevant teaching practices. U Prep
teachers use district resources in an efficient and responsible
manner and participate in professional development.
- Actively participate in professional development opportunities
and implements best practices acquired that focuses on instruction
and high student achievement
- Provide instruction that is culturally responsive and
- Builds relationships with students to create a positive,
structured learning environment where students feel safe, supported
and empowered to grow
- Actively engage parents in the learning process and works
collaboratively with families
- Use data to refine lesson plans and inform instructional
- Bachelor's degree required in content area
- Valid Michigan teaching certification with endorsement in
- Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time
How do we support you?
Our education teams are critical to our ability to serve our
scholars well. Youll be supported in a variety of ways:
- Working in well resourced and designed buildings that promote
the physical and emotional safety necessary for learning.
- Competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package, including
retirement plan with a generous match.
- Paid personal and sick time along with district wide wellness
- Provided time and programs for professional development.
- Given opportunities to collaborate with your peers and receive
guidance from a mentor.
- Supported by an engaged leadership and administrative
- Working with team members who take great pride in their work
- Partnering with highly engaged families who prioritize
education and learning.
Are you in or out?
We believe a U Prep education sets scholars on a path to a
future full of possibilities. That school are more than just a
building. That providing culturally responsive learning
environments allow all children to thrive. If you are a
thinker, doer, and believer in the power of education to shape and
build lives we should talk. Lets connect!
U Prep Schools is proud to be an equal opportunity employer,
making all employment decisions without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, religion, national origin, genetics, marital status,
height, weight, age, disability or other legally protected