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.


Gaining Perspective, Building Confidence

Gaining Perspective, Building Confidence

Five weeks of nonstop reading, writing, and discussion have closed. Now we can catch up on sleep and recover. Having gained some downtime in between our five-week, four-course summer session and start of the school, I am just beginning to grasp how truly impactful the AUSL experience has been in broadening my perspective on education.

I find myself continually chewing on the topics of o...

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The Cohort Experience

The Cohort Experience

Let me give you some numbers: fifteen people, five subject areas, four classes, one program.

On the first day of orientation, I was able to meet the other members of my secondary education cohort. The AUSL faculty laughed and told us we would become very close with one another over the course of this experience. Looking back over the last few weeks, I doubt any of us were prepared for j...

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