The Noble Network of Charter Schools
Relay Teaching Residency
Earn your Masters of Arts in Teaching and earn an Illinois Teaching License in Special Education, Math, Biology, or Chemistry.
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,300 employees currently serve over 12,300 students, 98% of whom are minority, 89% low-income, and 83% first-generation college goers. At Noble, we have one mission: to be a catalyst for educational equity in the city of Chicago that empowers students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. We know that we can fulfill this mission if we are the best place for a diverse mix of driven, reflective, and innovative educators to come, stay, and do their best work nurturing college-ready students. We as an organization along with the people we hire must have a commitment to being anti-racist in all areas of our organization. In the past we have diligently worked toward pursuing the accomplishments listed above. We plan to use that same determination, innovation, and diligence in our goal to become a anti-racist organization and we’d welcome you to join us.
The national teacher shortage is real, large, and growing. For this reason, Noble is committed to investing in and developing educators who want to enter a career teaching the hardest-to-staff content areas: special education, high school math, and high school science. In our Teacher Residency program, Noble partners with the Relay Graduate School of Education to offer the opportunity to earn an Illinois teaching license and complete a master’s degree in two years while you work alongside expert teachers at a Noble school. This program is thoughtfully designed to provide extra support to develop your skills. Over the course of the program, you will build your teaching skills with guidance from your Relay professors and a designated mentor at your school. Throughout your first year as a teaching resident, you’ll gradually gain responsibility leading small groups of students through lessons until you are ready to instruct a whole class! With demonstrated readiness, you’ll assume increased teaching responsibility during your second year. Upon completion of the program you will graduate with a Master’s degree and an Illinois teaching license.
Applicants who are interested in joining the residency can apply during one of three application windows:
Deadline 1: January 22, 2021
Deadline 2: March 1, 2021
Deadline 3: April 23, 2021
- A Bachelor’s degree by June 2021
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.0
- Pass required state certification exams by June 20, 2021
- Mandatory summer term attendance
- Admittance and enrollment into Relay Graduate School of Education (following point of offer)
- No current Illinois teaching license
- Eligibility to work in the United States on a full-time basis
- Salary and benefits while enrolled in a graduate program
- Full reimbursement of testing costs
- Guidance in the application and testing process
- A designated Resident Advisor that serves as a formal mentor at your school
- Subsidized graduate school tuition to Relay, with year one tuition fully covered
- Upon successful program completion, earn a Master’s degree and Illinois teaching license from an accredited national nonprofit institution of higher education
- A structured, gradual, and promising path to a teaching job at one of the nation’s highest performing school networks.
- An unwavering belief that all students can succeed in high school and college, and lead exemplary lives
- Proven commitment to serving students of color
- Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
- Follow through, attention to detail, and a belief in our students matters
Statement of Non Discrimination
Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.