Noble Schools

Relay Teaching Residency

Teacher Preparation Program Chicago, IL


Earn your Masters of Arts in Teaching and earn an Illinois Teaching License in Special Education, Math, Biology, or Chemistry. 

About Noble 
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: we will ensure that all students have equitable and positive school experiences that equip them to succeed on the path of their choice, leading to 75% of alumni graduating from college. 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. 

Program Overview
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. 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.

Application Deadlines
Applicants who are interested in joining the residency can apply during one of four application windows: 

  • Round 1: November 30, 2021- January 3, 2022
  • Round 2: January 4, 2022- February 11, 2022
  • Round 3: February 12, 2022- March 25, 2022
  • Round 4: March 26, 2022- May 6, 2022

Program Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or Expected Bachelor’s degree by June 2022 
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 2.5
  • Pass required state certification exams by June 15, 2022 
  • Mandatory week-long summer term attendance in July
  • 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

Program Benefits

  • Salary and option to enroll in benefits while enrolled in an accredited graduate program
    • Year 1: Resident Teacher - $40,000 + 100% tuition covered
    • Year 2: Lead Teacher - $56,000 + out-of-pocket tuition of approximately $4,500
  • Full reimbursement of certification exam and license registration costs
  • Guidance in the application and testing process
  • A designated Resident Advisor that serves as a formal mentor at your school
  • 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.

Ideal Qualifications

  • 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.