Chicago Teacher Residency™

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.

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.

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.

Inspire your students to achieve their dreams and 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.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

As a Diverse Learner (Special Education) resident teacher, there is a lot of variety in my schedule. This is an example of what my day looks like:

7 a.m.: Arrive at school, meet with my mentor teacher and co-resident in our classroom to discuss the day’s schedule.

8:05 a.m.: The students start arriving and I greet them as they enter the build...

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They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

We are about halfway through our residency, and I just finished my second Lead Teach; six full days of running our classroom on my own. It was exhausting and exhilarating and emotional, and I learned so much about myself and about my kids. On the first day, I started off by implementing a new morning greeting—an individual handshake, high five, or hug for each of my third graders. This wa...

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