Urban Teachers' mission is to prepare effective, culturally competent teachers who significantly accelerate student learning and remain teaching in the nation's highest-need schools. They accomplish this by recruiting outstanding college graduates, providing them with state-of-the-art preparation and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practices and student performance outcomes. By creating consistent teacher quality at scale, Urban Teachers is on a path to build a performance-oriented, highly skilled teacher workforce in the cities in which we operate. Currently in Baltimore City, the District of Columbia and the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Urban Teachers prepares an effective corps of high-performing career teachers to improve the quality of classroom instruction in urban schools and life outcomes for young people. Because Urban Teachers holds its aspiring teachers accountable and ties certification to demonstrated instructional competency and measurable student learning gains, urban students get the quality education they deserve.