why we are different
Founded in 1996, the Urban Learning Collaborative, Formerly Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC), is a not-for-profit, comprehensive, results-oriented, professional development center designed to prepare, support and retain teachers and school leaders across Wisconsin. We support children and their learning by offering educators certification programs, customized professional development workshops and elbow-to- elbow instructional coaching that are all focused upon increasing learning and closing achievement gaps.
1. Passion drives our commitment and inspires our innovation.
2. Accountability is a key ingredient to our success.
3. As students evolve, so do we.
An on-the-job, accelerated program specifically designed for individuals with a four year college degree and a commitment to children and learning.
ULC offers workshops, elbow-to-elbow leadership and instructional coaching, and customized professional development geared towards empowering educators to take ownership of their professional growth and impact on students’ lives.
Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy (MESA), has adopted the Expeditionary Learning model which supports teachers in designing learning projects that combine academic rigor and character development.
“The [ULC] program made it easy for me to transition from my prior career into education by being understanding. Having instructors and mentors who were able to work with me and help me throughout the process allowed me to develop my skill and allowed me to succeed.”