San Diego Urban teacher Fellows program

The Urban Teacher Fellows (UTF) program is a Career Pathway into Teaching Model that supports students while they are enrolled as a liberal arts major at San Diego City College. Once the students complete the transfer requirements for liberal arts, the students gain automatic admission to San Diego State University to continue their education.

Independent Living Skills

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 17 to 21 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Meet low-income requirements
  • Meet "barrier to employment" requirements
  • Live in metro San Diego
  • Interest in changing and inspiring the lives of children
  • Desire to gain valuable employment experience
  • Motivation to gain a college degree

What We Do:

  • Assist students in obtaining their educational goals of earning a certificate or Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from San Diego City College
  • Students enroll in classes together at City College (cohort model)
  • Each student is assigned a Case Manager

Specific Services:

  • Case management
  • Job development assistance
  • Tutoring for all students
  • Team building (monthly event for students)
  • Earn financial assistance for food, transportation and school supplies
  • Guaranteed priority registration for UTF cohort classes
  • Students remain in most classes together reserved specifically for UTF students
  • Students learn to rely on a learning community while having the same coursework as their peers
  • Students have the opportunity to gain part-time work experience with children in a community environment