AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency: Learn. Teach. Inspire.
AUSL seeks talented, committed individuals who passionately believe that all students deserve a quality education. Work to transform the educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools through the Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR), AUSL’s specialized training program. The CTR is an intensive and supportive program that develops highly-effective teachers through a yearlong, residency-based training model.
Learn strategies that will help you grow as a teacher.
Teach in a supportive school environment.
Inspire your students to achieve their dreams.
Residents are full-time, paid educators working in AUSL-managed neighborhood Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Our graduates go on to become CPS teachers, trusted mentors, and effective school leaders.
During the Training Year
Obtain practical classroom experience with structured, results-driven coaching from a mentor teacher.
Challenge your students while challenging yourself as an educator.
Learn and work with other residents in a cohort, creating a built-in support system.
Earn a master’s degree to advance your skills and knowledge; tuition rates are subsidized and financial aid is available.
Receive a $20,000 training scholarship (paid to resident).
Become eligible for an Illinois Educator License.
After the Training Year
Commit to teach in an AUSL-managed Chicago Public School for at least four years.
Receive ongoing professional development and support from expert coaches.
Join a network of committed educators making a difference in the lives of 17,000 students.
Enter the teaching field with a master’s degree and earn a CPS salary at a master’s degree level (starting salary at $54,161).
Receive Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness after five years.
Grade Level/Content Areas
Early Childhood (K-2)
Middle School (6-8): Language Arts, Math, and Science
Special Education (K-12)
Bachelor’s degree by June 2018
Preferred GPA of 3.0/4.0 in the last 60 hours of university coursework
Dedication, commitment and resilience to succeed in an urban public school
Authorization to work in the US for any employer (without sponsorship)
No previous teaching experience is needed. This program is open to graduating seniors, recent college graduates, and career changers.
How to Apply
Submit an online application at auslchicago.org. We review applications on a rolling basis. Apply early to earn a spot before the program is full.
Apply by 9/15 and receive:
Video essay waiver
Chance to win a free tablet
Rebate of the TAP fees OR a rebate on textbooks
Test Prep Kit
AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a nationally-recognized Chicago nonprofit school management organization that works in partnership with Chicago Public Schools. Founded in 2001, we currently manage 31 Chicago Public Schools serving 17,000 students. AUSL creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools.
The Chicago Teacher Residency is a master’s degree program in education that recruits talented, committed individuals. Combining theory and practice, participants in the program receive the tools they need to become highly-effective educators in Chicago Public Schools. Over 1,000 educators have graduated from the program. As the oldest and largest teacher residency program in the country, the CTR is recognized as an effective model for teacher education.
AUSL is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Our mission is to create schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools. We are changing the face of urban education with our belief that all students deserve a quality education. Founde...d in 2001, AUSL manages 31 CPS schools serving 17,000 students. For more information about AUSL, visit auslchicago.org.