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Academy for Urban School Leadership

City Year is proud to partner with Academy for Urban School Leadership's Chicago Teacher Residency™, so our alums can continue to make a difference in classrooms and the lives of students.

Academy for Urban School Leadership City Year Career Partner

Academy for Urban School Leadership offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

Academy for Urban School Leadership’s Chicago Teacher Residency™ will prepare you for a career as a Chicago Public Schools teacher with the training, skills and strategies to empower students to pursue their dreams.

During the training year, you will work with an experienced educator, who will provide mentorship in a supportive environment along with structured feedback and strategic advice to inform and transform applied teaching practices. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Reduced tuition to earn your Master of Education from DePaul University
  • $20,000 training scholarship (paid directly to you) for DePaul University’s tuition, living or educational costs
  • Full-time teaching position in Chicago Public Schools
  • Full licensure to teach in Illinois
  • Ability to earn a second Segal Education Award

Why City Year loves Academy for Urban School Leadership

Academy for Urban School Leadership is a nonprofit organization that provides equity-focused programming to improve educational outcomes for students in under-invested communities. Its Chicago Teacher Residency™ is a one-year teacher training program for talented professionals who passionately believe that all students deserve a quality education. Residents receive a scholarship to DePaul University’s master’s in education program and yearlong in-classroom experience with a trained mentor teacher. The residency is a supportive program that develops highly effective teachers.

By combining theory and practice, participants receive the tools they need to become successful educators in Chicago Public Schools and beyond. Upon completion of the one-year program, individuals are fully licensed to teach in Illinois and to be placed in a full-time teaching position in Chicago Public Schools. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success in Academy for Urban School Leadership’s program and strengthens a candidate’s application and chances of being selected as a Chicago Teacher Resident.

To apply

Learn more about the Chicago Teacher Residency™’s program requirements and apply now.

To identify your City Year affiliation

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience on their résumé as part of application materials to identify your City Year affiliation after submission. For the application question “How did you hear about us?”, choose “City Year”. This will notify AUSL of your City Year priority.

For more information

Click here to request more information about the program and application process.

Please call (773) 943-7810 or email to contact the Chicago Teacher Residency™’s recruitment office.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by the Chicago Teacher Residency™. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in Academy for Urban School Leadership must complete the full application process.

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