Founded in 1997, the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps. of Boston College (UCTC) actively forms and prepares Catholic school educators for the schools of the Archdiocese of Boston that intentionally serve urban students and families. Concurrently, UCTC also actively engages in research in support of a thriving future for urban Catholic education in the United States.
For information on the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps Doctoral Fellowship please contact, Dr. Charlie Cownie.
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“Joining the UCTC team has been instrumental to my growth as a researcher and educator. I have gained an eclectic set of research skills working on various studies, each at different stages of development and employing different methodologies. More specifically, I have been involved with projects focusing on the experiences of UCTC members, the response of educators to COVID-19, the development of meaning and purpose among educators, and the current landscape of urban Catholic schools nationwide. No matter the area I have been working in, research or instruction, there has been consistent support to accomplish my professional and academic goals.”
Passion for Catholic education with an interest in urban Catholic education
Familiarity or prior experience working in a Catholic PreK-12 education, especially in an urban setting
Interest or desire to engage in Catholic educational research
Potential for engaging in and supervising data collection, data management, and data analysis (quantitative/qualitative)
Desire to and/or potential for writing journal articles, research briefs, project summaries, and conference presentations
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Vietnamese
Case of Student Desiring to Change Focus: If a Fellow realizes a passion for, or interest in, other areas than Catholic education, UCTC is open to Fellows pursuing all options that best prepare them for their future research and the job market. At the same time, however, UCTC will expect the Fellows to fulfill their 20-hour a week commitment to UCTC research throughout their four years of guaranteed funding.