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.


Election Day 2015 in Room 208

Election Day 2015 in Room 208

As a new Chicagoan, I didn’t know a lot about the mayoral candidates coming into 2015. I saw the campaign signs in people’s windows, heard the ads on the radio, and encountered the campaigning bullhorns on the corners of my neighborhood. But, in the hustle and bustle of my teaching residency, I never really took the time to educate myself on what our candidates wanted for our city. Then, on...

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How Adding Humor Helped My Lesson Plan

How Adding Humor Helped My Lesson Plan

More than halfway through the residency, I’m feeling like my feet are more than wet with all aspects of teaching, from planning to managing students to talking to parents and collaborating with other staff. One of the best parts of that feeling is that it’s opening up room to experiment. Instead of just learning ideas for instruction in my NLU classes, I’m testing them out.

For ex...

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