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.
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
“With the help of highly-effective teachers entering the Chicago Public School system, students reading at or above grade level increased 29% to 44%, and math scores improved 30% to 43%.”
The Application Process
1. Online Application
Our online application only takes a few minutes to complete! Just provide us with your resume, a brief essay (300-500 words), and unofficial transcripts of university/colleges that you’ve attended.
2. Online Interview
Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll be invited to an online interview where you’ll meet our team and conduct a model lesson.
Within a week of your interview you’ll find out if you’re accepted into the Chicago Teacher Residency and on your way to making a difference in public education.
4. University Admittance
Enroll into DePaul or National Louis University, depending on the Master’s degree program you’ve selected.
Take the TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency) exam or waive it with your ACT/SAT score. Learn more about testing requirements.
Start your Residency in June and begin your career in education!
2018 Application Deadlines
Tuition and Financial Aid
Learn about the tuition costs associated with our Master Degree programs and financial aid packages that are available to Residents.