Be a Game Changer

We do not believe that race, zip code, or socioeconomic status determines the destiny of a five-year-old. Instead, we are unrelenting in our hard work and optimism for each and every child. Joining the University Prep team means entering the “change the world” business. Nothing matters more to us than the people we put in front of our scholars. 

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How to Join Our Team

Hungry. Humble. Smart.

University Prep is undertaking a comprehensive, nation-wide search for committed, intelligent, hard-working individuals with an unwavering belief that college is in the future of every child. Joining our team means developing your skills and abilities to the fullest while being treated with the highest regard. University Prep will consider leadership and teaching candidates who:

  • Are 100 % dedicated to educational success for urban students.
  • Have the highest commitment to improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration, best practices, and regular assessment.
  • Take ownership for the academic results of their students.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player.
  • Speak Spanish or have experience working with bilingual students (preferred).
  • Have urban teaching experience (preferred).

U Prep is committed to hiring teachers and leaders who share the diverse backgrounds of the students we serve. In the fall of 2015, we became a proud partner of Make Your Mark Denver, a collaboration between the Denver Mayor’s Office, Denver Public Schools, and Denver based charter networks to accelerate citywide efforts around the recruitment and retention of educators of color. Please visit Make Your Mark’s website for more information on our partnership and for resources associated with the campaign.

Grow. Thrive. Lead.

We believe that teachers are professionals and should be treated as such. Your compensation and professional development package at U Prep includes the following:

  • Four weeks of summer professional development.
  • 170+ hours of professional development during the academic year.
  • Weekly one-on-one observations, coaching and feedback.
  • Salary above the district average.
  • 100% of benefits paid.
  • Yearly 2%, 4% or 6% raise based on performance.
  • Commitment incentives.
Apply. Achieve. Advance.
Submitting an Application

Candidates must complete an online application. You will be asked to upload a resume and complete a series of essay questions.

Application Review

Applications are reviewed by a member of our hiring team. Candidates selected to move forward will receive an email to schedule a phone interview.

Phone Interview

A member of the hiring team will contact you for a 30 minute phone interview to follow up on your application and to provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.

Case Studies

Candidates selected to move forward after the phone interview will then complete three case studies via email.

In-Person Interview

The final stage of the interview process is a full-day in person interview at one of our campuses. The interview day includes teaching two demo lessons with feedback, a teacher interview, school observations, case study debriefs, and a hiring team debrief.

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One Year. One Mission. Become a Game Changing Teacher.

The University Prep Teaching Fellowship is an intensive, yearlong teacher training program. Fellows who successfully complete the program are offered a teaching role at one of U Prep’s campuses upon completion of the fellowship. Fellows recieve:

  • Four weeks of summer professional development.
  • 170+ hours of professional development during the academic year.
  • Weekly one-on-one observations, coaching and feedback.
  • A professional mentor.
  • Salary and 100% of benefits paid.
  • Cost of Colorado alternative teaching licensure paid.

The University Prep Teaching Fellowship is ideal for recent college graduates or career changers interested in earning their Colorado alternative teaching license while gaining hands on experience in one of our no excuses urban schools. Fellows must hold a Bachelors Degree from an accreddited college or university.

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2018-19 Open Positions

University Prep is hiring for a number of positions for the 2018-19 school year. Search our open positions and start the application process today!

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Four class of 2028 alumni scholars in blue graduation caps and gowns at their moving up ceremony.

"My experience at University Prep has been very wonderful. I love the parent involvement. I have seen my son grow so much academically and socially over our time at the school. I can't wait to see what he will be able to accomplish with the guidance of his teachers, who we love, they are all wonderful."

Leticia Ramirez