The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Noble-Relay Teaching Residency

I. 2018-19 Teaching Chicago, Illinois


Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 campuses currently serve over 12,000 students, of whom 98% are minority, 87% are low-income, and 82% are first-generation college goers. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students for success in college. For that reason, we are looking for the best talent in education.

The Noble-Relay Teaching Residency, run in partnership between the Noble Network of Charter Schools and Relay Graduate School of Education, offers a unique opportunity to become Noble teachers through a prestigious fellowship and graduate school program. As a Resident, you’ll be hired to work full-time at Noble as a Resident and you’ll spend four days a week supporting a veteran Noble teacher and gradually taking on teaching responsibilities as your skills develop. Throughout the program, you’ll take approximately one evening course every other week, one to two Saturday classes each month, and a practice class every Friday afternoon. The practice class allows you to teach your peers and receive constructive feedback from them and the professors. 

Successful Residents will transition into lead teaching positions at Noble after their year of residency and they’ll be one year away from receiving a Master’s degree from Relay. 

What do Residents do?

Resident job descriptions are determined by their school sites with recommendations from Relay GSE to help support their development as educators.  A day in the life of a resident may include any of the following:

  • Tutor and support individual students 
  • Instruct small groups of students 
  • Provide academic and behavior support in and out of the classroom 
  • Serve in a variety of support roles around the school 
  • Teach night school classes in the spring semester 
  • Monitor study halls or substitute teach
  • Support students with special needs
  • Lead teach for one or two class periods per day
  • Practice concrete teaching techniques 
  • Take graduate school classes 

What do Residents receive?

  • A full-time job (and for many right after graduation)
  • A modest living stipend and benefits during the residency year 
  • Subsidized graduate school tuition to Relay 
  • A Master of Arts in Teaching upon successfully graduating from Relay
  • For eligible Residents, an IL teaching license
  • A structured, gradual, and promising path to a teaching job at one of the nation’s highest performing school networks


  • Bachelor’s degree or expected Bachelor’s degree by June 2018
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Additionally, admittance into the program will be contingent upon successful enrollment into Relay GSE and passing all required state exams (Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), and all relevant content exams). These exams are only required for graduate students who are eligible for the licensure track. Noble will work with all hired applicants to walk you through the application process to Relay GSE and will cover the costs of testing.  

Application Deadlines

  • Priority Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Second Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Final Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The deadline you choose will likely impact the number of opportunities we have available as well as the flexibility of geographic location.

For more information on Noble’s unique partnership with Relay, please visit Noble’s YouTube page.  


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The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.