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The CPS Teacher Residency Program is an alternate path to the classroom for those with an associate or bachelor’s degree in another field. You’ll gain hands-on classroom experience during a year-long residency at a neighborhood school working as a paid CPS employee alongside a mentor teacher, and receive discounted tuition as you pursue a graduate degree in teaching. Upon successful completion of the program, and a commitment to work at CPS for at least four years, you’ll be hired for a full-time teaching job.
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I have some college and want to earn my Bachelor’s Degree.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree and want to earn my Master’s Degree.
Chicago’s students need people who believe in them–passionate, caring adults who want to help them learn, grow,
and discover their potential. This is the role of a CPS teacher.
If this career path excites you, CPS has a program that will prepare you to lead a classroom with skill and confidence.
The CPS Teacher Residency program is geared toward those interested in transitioning to the field of education,
or para-professionals who are already working in our classrooms and can see themselves taking on the role of
a full-time teacher.
Every year, CPS works hard to find teachers to serve children in high-needs areas, including special education and
bilingual roles. Apply to the Teacher Residency program, and next school year, that career could be yours.
A paid year of training (plus full benefits) while you learn to be an effective teacher
Collaborating and learning alongside a trained, experienced mentor teacher
Discounted graduate school tuition, financial aid, and federal loan forgiveness
Free professional development and classroom tools to help you be prepared for your own classroom
Full-time role in CPS after successful program completion
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