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.


Chicago Teacher Residency Testimonial - Ashley Allen

Chicago Teacher Residency Testimonial - Ashley Allen

Meet Ashley Allen!

Ashley was nervous about starting the residency program without prior teaching experience. Now she is thriving under the guidance of her mentor teacher and the strategies she has learned from teaching in a real classroom. Hear more about her journey and why she chose the Chicago Teacher Residency!

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The Decision of a Lifetime

The Decision of a Lifetime

Approximately one year ago, after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with dual degrees in Spanish and Communications, I officially moved from the suburbs to the city of three seasons: winter, summer, and construction. The last 365 days have been a wild and tremendous mix of new experiences, summer heat, emotions, construction, snowstorms, new faces, and life lessons ...

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