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The application for the 2016-17 Chicago Teacher Residency year is open.


Who We Look For

AUSL seeks individuals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We carefully screen candidates to select those who possess the dedication, commitment and resilience that are required to succeed in an urban public school.

Non-Licensed Candidates


  • Have no formal training in education
  • Are non-education majors
  • Career changers
  • Non-licensed educators (substitute teachers, assistants, etc.)


Licensed Candidates


  • New graduates of education programs (bachelor’s degree by June 2016)
  • Licensed teachers with 2 years or less public school experience
  • Licensed teachers from private, religious, or charter schools


Application Deadlines

  Application Deadline Receive Interview Invitation By If Invited, Interview On Application Decision By
Early Oct. 1, 2015 Oct. 23, 2015 Nov. 7, 2015 Nov. 20, 2015
Preferred Dec. 1, 2015 Dec. 23, 2015 Jan. 9, 2016 Jan. 22, 2016
Priority Feb. 1, 2016 Feb. 19, 2016 March 5, 2016 March 18, 2016
Late April 1, 2016 April 22, 2016 May 7, 2016 May 20, 2016
Final May 1, 2016 May 13, 2016 May 21, 2016 June 3, 2016

These dates apply only to complete applications and may be subject to change. Any errors or omissions in your application will delay its review. We strongly encourage applicants to apply early to earn a spot before the program is full.

Admissions Policies

Application and Testing Fees

AUSL does not charge an application fee. However, applicants are responsible for all other fees and expenses necessary to complete their applications, including licensure test registration fees, fees for obtaining transcripts, and any fees or expenses involved in pre-program testing or course work to complete pre-admission college-level course credit requirements.


As part of your application, you must upload or send AUSL transcripts from every college or university you have received course credits. You are allowed to use unofficial transcripts during the application process. If you receive an invitation to a Selection Day Interview, you will be asked to submit official transcripts at that time.


Applicants may apply to the Chicago Teacher Residency once during an admission year, but are welcome to reapply during subsequent years.


AUSL is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with applicants, residents, and staff members, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.