Train to be an
In-Demand Teacher

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.

Teacher Training

Top 5 Benefits of
Participating in a CPS Residency

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

Program Highlights


The Relay Teaching Residency: Chicago is a two-year program that includes a gradual on-ramp year, a master’s degree, and recommendation for a Professional Educator License as a Learning Behavior Specialist (PK-Age 21). More Info >


This initiative trains bilingual professionals to become teachers through a three-year program. Candidates earn a master’s degree along with a Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in Early Childhood, ESL, and Bilingual Education. More Info >

Open Envelope

Email the CPS Teacher Residency Team


Contact Information

Teacher Recruitment

Page Last Modified on Thursday, June 14, 2018