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.


The Impact

The Impact

I think back to one of the first days of the AUSL program when Michael Whitmore told us that what we were going to be doing in these schools was “for her.” It isn’t about us. It’s about them and it always will be. “They” are what drew us to this program.

I knew I would grow fond of my students, but I didn’t realize how much. They have frustrate...

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Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

I would venture to guess that many folks outside of the teaching world do not understand the importance of collaboration between colleagues. They may think that because you are the only one in the classroom, it would be silly to discuss your lessons with someone else. Those other people don’t know what’s going on in your room, so you might as well just stick to yourself…right?

Be...

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