Chicago Teacher Residency

Train. Teach. Transform.

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.


Train.

Train for a year with an experienced mentor teacher in a supportive environment. Receive regular, structured feedback and learn strategies and techniques that will transform your teaching practice.

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Teach.

Teach in an environment that maximizes your impact with a school culture and 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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Transform.

Transform the lives of your students and dramatically improve their chronically underperforming school. Graduates go on to become transformational teachers, trusted mentors, and effective school leaders.

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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.


Teamwork Makes Deneen Work!

Teamwork Makes Deneen Work!

Growing up on the south side of Chicago as a child, I was overwhelmed with joy return to train at the south side training site, Deneen School of Excellence. The staff welcomed me with smiles and open arms, literally, as I embraced in hugs with my new team for the school year. After a long week professional development meetings, reviewing school-wide data, and...

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My Summer with MEd Cohort 11

My Summer with MEd Cohort 11

I have just finished my final paper. For the past six weeks, I have been attending National Louis University as part of my Chicago Teacher Residency program. And although my brain feels tired, it’s been an amazing, transformative six weeks.

I could say, “now the real work begins”, but that would be misleading. Over the past six weeks, as part of the MEd cohort 11, I have taken cla...

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