Why Teach?

Teaching at Student U is a unique opportunity to inspire and energize Durham Public School students.  Whether you are interested in teaching middle or high school students, through this experience you will be challenged, grow and gain insight into your unique abilities as a teacher and leader.  While teaching at Student U you will have a tremendous impact by empowering students daily to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed.

Teaching at Student U consists of:

  • Teaching your own small class of students
  • Building meaningful relationships with students and other teachers
  • Creating your own lessons with the support of experienced mentor teachers and a dean of instruction
  • Learning from the brilliance of your students and fellow teachers
  • Growing as a leader and a teacher

Middle School Teacher Positions

As a Student U middle school teacher, you will teach your own class in math, science, global connect or language arts, lead a small reading group and teach an elective based on your unique talents and interests. You will collaborate with teachers from Durham Public Schools, Durham Academy & Teach for America to create and design lessons that will challenge, inspire and empower our students. During the school year, you will continue to support students by participating as a tutor in our Year Round Program and quarterly Community Days.

Teachers are compensated for their work and valuable experience education, community and leadership experience over the course of the summer. No previous teaching experience is needed, only a desire to make a difference. If you have any questions, please contact the Middle School Program Director, April Warren, by email.

To apply for Middle School Teaching positions please visit our Job Openings page. 

High School Teacher Positions

Student U's high school program is designed to help students successfully transition to high school and prepare to be competitive college applicants. High school students are paired with in-school advocates who monitor their academic progress. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a Summer Academy and internship program during the summer, as well as, receive assistance in finding other summer enrichment opportunities that fit their interests. Last but not least, all high school students participate in local and out of state college tours.

The Summer Academy is a five week enrichment program designed to offer students classes in math, English, social studies and science at an accelerated pace. The internship program works with community organizations to place Student U students in summer volunteering positions which match their skill set and interests. If you have any questions, please contact the High School Program Director, Michelle Norwood, by email.

To apply for High School teaching positions please visit our Job Openings page.