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!
What is the Chicago Teacher Residency?
Join an elite group of educators
who Learn, Teach, and Inspire.
What makes the Chicago Teacher Residency Different?
As the nation’s first teacher residency program, we continue to innovate and build upon our proven model of producing highly effective teachers.
Why become a Chicago Teacher Resident?
With 1,045 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 Experience
“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, two short answer questions (250 words each), 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.
3. Licensure Testing
Candidates can satisfy the Illinois Licensure Testing Requirements in 3 ways:
- TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency) exam
- Qualifying ACT score
- Qualifying SAT Score
If you have qualifying scores already, you are done! Click here to learn more about qualifying scores and testing requirements.
If you do not have qualifying scores, you will need to register for one of the 3 exams.
4. University Admittance
Enroll into DePaul or National Louis University, depending on the Master’s degree program you’ve selected.
5. Conditional Acceptance
Within two weeks 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.
*You will need to satisfy Illinois State Licensure Requirements (Qualifying TAP, ACT or SAT scores) before enrolling in the CTR in June 2019*
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.