The application video is an opportunity to show the AUSL team your passion and enthusiasm for urban education beyond your written essay and allows us to “meet” you during the application process.


Basic Guidelines and Tips:

  • Dress professionally—put your best foot forward by dressing as you would for an interview.
  • Your video should specifically answer the question asked in no more than a 2 minute response.
  • We are not looking for fancy editing, title cards, or special effects. You are welcome to add these elements and use your creativity if you prefer.
  • Please feel free to use whatever video-recording technology is most easily available to you. Great videos can be made on anything from high-tech digital cameras to the video feature on your smartphone.
  • Upload your video to your application, YouTube, or Vimeo. Please make sure your video is set to public or unlisted (please do not make your video private).
  • We want to see your personality and passion for urban teaching shine! Be energetic and show us your “teacher presence.”