Chicago Teacher Residency

Learn. Teach. Inspire.

The Chicago Teacher Residency is a full-time, yearlong urban teacher training program that equips residents with the training, skills, and strategies that will empower their students to pursue their dreams.


Learn.

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.

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Teach.

Teach in an environment that maximizes your impact with a school climate that supports high expectations for all. Deliver high-quality instruction and create a culture of excellence in your classroom and school.

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Inspire.

Inspire your students to achieve their dreams. Transform their educational outcomes. Go on to become a CPS teacher, trusted mentor, and effective school leader.

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From the Blog

AUSL's Chicago Teacher Residency Blog gives you a deeper view into the program. Hear from residents about what they're doing, learning, and experiencing.


Room 307

Room 307

Three weeks into the school year at Chicago Academy High School, I had an experience teaching in our American Lit class that reinforced why I am training to be a teacher. During a lesson on the Declaration of Independence, I had students talk to their partners about their questions about the text. When I had students share out their questions to the class, a st...

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Finding my people

Finding my people

It started with my cohort at NLU this summer and grew in the first days of the school year at Solorio. Now the feeling’s solidified: I’ve found my people.

You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever made a group of best friends or found a significant other or returned home to family and known you were right where you belonged. What’s cra...

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