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AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency

Train. Teach. Transform.

AUSL seeks talented, committed individuals who are passionate about urban education for the Chicago Teacher Residency, a post-graduate program in education. This full-time, yearlong urban teacher training program equips residents with the training, skills, and strategies that will empower their students to pursue their dreams.

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Overview

  • Train for a year with an experienced mentor teacher in a supportive environment. Receive regular, structured feedback and learn strategies and techniques that will transform your teaching practice.
  • Teach in an environment that maximizes your impact with a school culture and climate that supports high expectations for all. Deliver high-quality instruction and create a culture of excellence in your classroom and school.
  • Transform the lives of your students and dramatically improve their chronically underperforming school. Graduates go on to become transformational teachers, trusted mentors, and effective school leaders.

During the Training Year

  • Train with a mentor teacher 4 days a week
  • Take Master's-level coursework during the summer and on Fridays and earn a degree with subsidized tuition rates (financial aid is available)
  • Learn and work with other residents, creating a built-in support system of shared experiences
  • Earn a $30,000 salary ($40,000 for mathematics) and medical insurance benefits
  • Become eligible for an Illinois Educator License (if not already licensed)
  • Earn an AmeriCorps Education Award that can be applied toward tuition at National Louis University (depending on eligibility)

After the Training Year

  • Teach in an AUSL-managed Chicago Public School for at least four years
  • Join a network of committed educators making a difference in the lives of over 17,000 students
  • Receive ongoing professional development and support including individualized coaching, professional learning communities, curricular experts, and the collegiality of working with fellow resident graduates
  • Earn a CPS Master's degree-level salary
  • Become eligible to receive Federal loan forgiveness after five years

Minimum Requirements to Apply

  • Bachelor's degree by June 2014
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework
  • U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Dedication, commitment and resilience that are required to succeed in an urban public school; prior experience/degree in education not required

Join AUSL and train, teach, and transform the lives of children in Chicago's public schools. Apply by our next deadline (Priority: December 15, 2013) for our coming program year, which begins July 1, 2014. AUSL processes applications throughout the year, so apply early to earn a spot before the program is full.

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AUSL improves student achievement in chronically failing schools, primarily in Chicago, through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers. AUSL has trained over 650 teachers since 2002 and manages a growing network of 29 Chicago Public Schools serving over 17,000 students. AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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