Application Closed

The final application deadline has passed. Create a MyAUSL account and we will notify you this fall when the application opens for the 2015-16 training year.


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 2015)
  • 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 Nov. 1, 2013 Nov. 29, 2013 Dec. 7, 2013 Jan. 15, 2014
Priority Dec. 15, 2013 Jan. 8, 2014 Jan. 11, 2014 Feb. 12, 2014
Regular Feb. 15, 2014 March 14, 2014 March 15 or April 5, 2014 April 30, 2014
Late April 1, 2014 April 23, 2014 April 26, 2014 May 28, 2014
Emergency May 1, 2014 May 28, 2014 May 31, 2014 June 25, 2014

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 certification 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.