Masters Degree

Earn your Masters degree while you obtain hands-on classroom experience and coaching. AUSL residents take all university courses as a cohort with other residents, using a course sequence and schedule customized for our program.


GRADES K-2

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Early Childhood Education

at DePaul University

Coursework will prepare you for the classroom with courses in teaching methods, growth and development, literacy, and assessment. You will take all necessary coursework for your Illinois Professional Educator License with an Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) endorsement.


GRADES 3-5

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Degree

at National Louis University

Coursework will prepare you for the classroom with teaching methods courses in literacy, math, science, social studies, educational psychology, technology in education, and research. You will take all necessary coursework for your Illinois Professional Educator License with an Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) endorsement.


GRADES 6-8

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Degree

at National Louis University

Coursework will prepare you for the classroom with courses in teaching methods for your content area, curriculum, and assessment. You will take all the necessary coursework for your Illinois Professional Educator License with a Middle Grades (Grades 5-8) endorsement.


K-12 SPECIAL EDUCATION

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Special Education

at DePaul University

For residents interested in teaching in a Special Education setting, this program will lead to an Illinois Professional Educator License with a Special Education (LBS1) endorsement (K-12). Coursework will prepare you for work with a Special Education population in a variety of settings as a co-teacher, resource, and self-contained classroom. You will develop the skills to work with, develop, and assess students with learning needs. Residents in this program will be placed in a Special Education classroom.

Coursework is subject to change and may vary based on your content area or grade level.


University Partners

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DePaul University

Founded in 1962, DePaul University’s College of Education is recognized for teaching students to be effective in multicultural urban environments. All residents training at the early childhood (K-2) level or special education/diverse learners (K-12) earn their master’s degree at DePaul. Classes take place at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, 2247 North Halsted Street.

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National Louis University

Founded in 1886, the National College of Education at National Louis University (NLU) is one of the oldest and most respected schools of education in the country. All residents training at the elementary (3-5) and middle grades (6-8) levels earn their master’s degree at NLU. Classes take place at NLU’s downtown campus, 122 South Michigan Avenue.

Affordability

Affordability

The Chicago Teacher Residency program is an affordable route into teaching, enabling residents to make a full-time commitment to their training year. Financial aid and loan forgiveness are available to help residents offset their Master’s degree tuition costs.

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