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Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars

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The Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars program is an intensive one-year M.Ed and licensure program in teacher preparation meant for students who wish to pursue careers in urban education. 

Each year the program, with the generous support of the Sharp Foundation, recruits and supports a diverse cohort of up to 30 graduate students. 

Program of Study:

The Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars program builds upon a specific program of study with interactive seminars, inquiry research, and community building projects that are responsive to the academic and socio-cultural needs of urban youth and their families. Donovan students may pursue programs of study in one of the following areas:  

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Reading and Literacy
  • Special Needs Education


Practicum Experience:

Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars are placed in an urban school for both their pre-practicum and full-practicum experiences.


All Donovan Scholars receive financial aid to cover at least 50% of their tuition costs in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans administered through Boston College. In addition, students from under represented backgrounds, and students pursuing programs in high need subject areas such as math, science, and Spanish will receive increased funding as Sharp Urban Scholars through the generous support of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

Apply Now: 

Please visit the graduate admissions page to apply for the Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program.