Chicago Teacher Residency™

Earn your masters and gain in-classroom experience with the Chicago Teacher Residency. This full-time, one-year urban teacher program provides you with the skills and support you need to become a highly effective educator.

Apply now to enroll into the next cohort!

Join an elite group of educators
who Learn, Teach, and Inspire.



Learn strategies that will help you grow as a teacher. Train for a year in a supportive environment, and receive regular, structured feedback from an experienced mentor teacher.



Teach in a Chicago Public School and maximize your impact. Deliver high-quality instruction and create a culture of excellence in your classroom and school.



Inspire your students to achieve their dreams and transform their educational outcomes. Go on to become a Chicago Public School teacher, trusted mentor, and effective school leader.

Why become a Chicago Teacher Resident?

With over a 1,000 graduates, the Chicago Teacher Residency is the largest in the country. Our residents are equipped to become highly effective teachers through rigorous coursework and training at some of Chicago’s highest-needs schools.

The Residency Year

Graduate-Level Coursework

Select and complete your Master's degree in one year. Choose from a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.T) or a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from DePaul University or National Louis University.
In-Classroom Experience

Your student teaching begins right away in September and ramps up throughout the year.
Cohort Model

Be with like-minded individuals who are just as inspired as you are to make a difference in education. With our cohort model, you will feel supported and have the opportunity to build your professional network.
One-on-One Coaching

Receive personalized feedback and support from an experienced Mentor Resident Coach. They will be assigned to you day one and be with you throughout the entire year and past graduation.
Job Placement

Part of the Residency experience is a commitment to teach in an AUSL-Managed Chicago Public School upon graduation. In the last five years, 77% of our Residents are still employed with Chicago Public Schools, and some are now Principals!

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The Application Process


Provide us with your resume and an essay
Online Interview

Conduct a model lesson

Accept the offer to join the Residency
University Admittance

Select and enroll into your graduate degree program
TAP Exam

Pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) exam or waive it with your ACT/SAT score

Join the next cohort and make great things happen

2018 Application Deadlines

Dec. 9, 2017
Jan. 19, 2018
Feb. 17, 2018
Mar. 16, 2018
Apr. 13, 2018

Early Movers
Sept. 21, 2018

Tuition and Financial Aid

Learn about the tuition costs associated with our Master Degree programs and financial aid packages that are available to Residents.


See the minimum requirements to apply and testing standards required to join the next Chicago Teacher Residency cohort.

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Have more questions about the Chicago Teacher Residency? Visit our FAQ page to learn more about applicant qualifications, the process, life after graduation, and more.

Be a Teacher. Apply Today.