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.


Congratulations to the CTR Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the CTR Class of 2015!

Graduation marks a special moment in a person’s life when their family, friends, mentors, and other loved ones assemble to applaud their accomplishments. Yet, the June 6 commencement ceremony at The Chicago Academy was also significant for another reason. Not only did it celebrate the culmination of the 2014-15 Chicago Teacher Residency and the graduating residents’ achievements, but it als...

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The Best Is Yet to Come

The Best Is Yet to Come

The classrooms are getting warmer and stickier, the final assessments are floating around in everyone’s minds, and the students are getting anxious. The end of the year is quickly approaching, and it is all coming to a whirlwind end. This can only mean one thing: the best is yet to come.

Leaving our residency year at our training sites, our mentors, our MRCs, our students, and eve...

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