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.


Disillusionment?

Disillusionment?

It’s that time of the year for getting colds, planning holiday trips and forgetting what direct sunlight feels like. It’s also apparently time for disillusionment, if you’re a teacher. At least that’s what we learned in our professional learning day at NLU on Monday.

There we began the day as a class of 140 resident teachers, fresh out of our first lead teach experiences, togeth...

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A Unique View on Mentoring

A Unique View on Mentoring

One thing that really caught my attention in AUSL was the mentoring portion of the residency program. I think it is an amazing experience to have the opportunity to train under another teacher with the support of not only that mentor teacher, but the MRC (mentor resident coach) and co-resident. My mentor (not to brag) never ceases to amaze me. She is dedicated to the highest degree and really s...

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