Working with CPS
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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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