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.


Creating Excellence through Relationships

Creating Excellence through Relationships

It’s finally the time of the year that I (and every other resident) have been training for: May Turnaround Visits.

The turnaround visits are a lot like the NFL’s rookie orientation practices. We get the opportunity to visit schools that are in the midst of the turnaround process and observe a classroom for two weeks without the pressure of veteran teammates watching. If you&...

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How to Change the World

How to Change the World

I’ve been very fortunate to experience so many professional development (PD) opportunities during my year in the CTR. Normally residents attend a slew of school-based PDs and full-day residency workshops, however, I recently had the unique opportunity to attend Facing History and Ourselves with my fellow Secondary Social Science residents. We spent two full days diving into refle...

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