The AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency is designed to create a pipeline of talented, specially-trained teachers to fill positions in AUSL-managed Chicago Public Schools. When you join our program, and in exchange for AUSL’s investment in your scholarship and other expenses of your training, you will sign an agreement committing to teach in an AUSL school for a minimum of four years after graduation. 

If you are unable to meet your commitment, you will be required to repay all or a portion of the scholarship you received during your training year ($20,000 for most residents). If a resident is not placed in an AUSL school upon graduation, becomes disabled, or if there are other special circumstances, AUSL will be flexible about repayment expectations on a case-by-case basis. (Moving out of Chicago is not considered a special circumstance.)