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Academy for Urban School Leadership

Chicago Teacher Residency

Academy for Urban School Leadership
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 03/16/2012
Categories: Christian Teacher - Education
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Have you ever, or always, wanted to teach? Are you newly certified and want to teach in high need schools? The children of Chicago need you.

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) seeks talented men and women with a passion to transform the lives of children in Chicago’s high-poverty public schools. AUSL’s Chicago Teacher Residency program combines teacher preparation, certification, and a Master's degree in an intensive 12-month, full-time, training paid program. Apply now for our 11th program year, which begins in June 2012. After the training year, graduates commit to teach in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) for at least four years.

As an AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency resident, you will receive:

  • A full school year of teacher training. Work four days a week in the classroom at an AUSL teacher training CPS school, with full-time coaching and guidance from an experienced Mentor teacher. Experience intensive and individualized practice and coaching that will shape you into a confident, capable, and reflective teacher ready for the special challenges of an urban school. Residencies for all grade levels K-12 and all content areas (Math, Science, Special Education, etc.) are available.
  • A Master’s degree and Illinois teaching certification. Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, and your full initial teaching certification, in just one year. If you are already certified, we offer a Master of Education in Urban Education. Study with a cohort of fellow residents in a customized course sequence designed to complement your classroom practice.
  • Financial support. Receive financial support for your training year: a $30,000 annual training salary ($40,000 for Mathematics teachers), a $5,500 AmeriCorps Education Award, discounted tuition from National Louis University, and financial aid including loan forgiveness.
  • Post-program job placement opportunity. After completing your training year, teach in an AUSL-managed elementary or high school in Chicago. Apply your training to help transform an underperforming school and dramatically improve the academic outcomes and lives of their students. As a first year CPS Master’s degree teacher, earn over $50,000 plus benefits.

Join AUSL’s movement to transform public education in Chicago and launch a rewarding and exciting career as a teacher. Apply online now at Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree by July 2012; prior experience in education is not necessary. AUSL is accepting applications now through May 1, 2012. AUSL processes applications throughout the year, so apply early to earn a spot before the program is full.

AUSL’s mission is to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers. AUSL has trained over 400 teachers since 2002 and manages a growing network of 19 Chicago Public Schools serving over 10,000 students. AUSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.