Chicago Teacher Residency

Train. Teach. Transform.

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.


Train.

Train for a year with an experienced mentor teacher in a supportive environment. Receive regular, structured feedback and learn strategies and techniques that will transform your teaching practice.

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Teach.

Teach in an environment that maximizes your impact with a school culture and 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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Transform.

Transform the lives of your students and dramatically improve their chronically underperforming school. Graduates go on to become transformational teachers, trusted mentors, and effective school leaders.

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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.


It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

I find myself in awe every time I think back to the first day of school. The amount of growth in our students between August and March is enormous! It did not always feel like this but it all goes back to the phrase my mentor shared with us when we found ourselves hitting walls with some of our struggling students: “it is a marathon, not a sprint”. Stepping back to take a look at the growth...

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Support + Friend = Co-Resident

Support + Friend = Co-Resident

Coming into the program I was aware that there would be 2 residents in a classroom and a mentor. At first thought, I didn’t take into account the other resident. I believed that he/she would not have any direct effect on improving practice or my survival within this program. If I knew then what I know now!

Upon receiving the name and contact information of my co-resident, I wanted to ...

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