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.


“With great power comes great responsibility.”

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

A few months ago, being an AUSL resident was my dream. Now, I wake up every morning, hurried. If I’m not double checking deadlines, I’m doing readings and if I’m not walking my dog I’m rushing to the train for my hour commute into the city. Papers and professors, teacher moves and checklists, there is always something that needs to be done! But, you know what? I am livin...

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That Feeling

That Feeling

Many positive aspects of the AUSL experience are easily identifiable: the caring teachers, the interesting classes, the distinctive teaching model. But there has also been something unique about my experience so far that I have struggled to put my finger on. After orientation, I felt energized and fulfilled, and I knew it had something to do with the kindness and excitement of my peers- but it ...

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