• CREATE Teacher Residency

CREATE Teacher Residency Program Tagline - Aspire, Inspire, Create
CREATE Teacher Residency Program - Register Today!

    Are you an aspiring educator looking for an opportunity to take the next steps to becoming a teacher? Do you have a calling to inspire our next generation of leaders and innovators by teaching in a District 65 classroom? CREATE Residency has a pathway for you to turn your aspirations into inspiration for District 65 students.


    An overview of the CREATE Residency program is highlighted in the video below, featuring a cohesive discussion of the program from Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent, Dr. Devon Horton. 


CREATE Teacher Residency Program
  • Evanston/Skokie School District 65 has partnered with Northwestern University and National Louis University to form the CREATE Teacher Residency.

    The CREATE Network’s mission is to prepare aspiring diverse teachers to be exceptional educators who bring a commitment to excellence, social justice and equity to the classroom for the benefit of their students' academic achievement and well-being.

    The CREATE Network is a sustainable residency that prepares highly effective, diverse long-term teachers for the students of D65 and will provide a replicable, research and experienced-based model for preparing teachers to address achievement gaps in District 65 and the North Cook region.

    The mission and vision of the CREATE Teacher Residency is discussed in the following video from District 65 Superintendent, Dr. Devon Horton. 



    What is a Teacher Residency Program? 

    An intensive one-year teacher preparation program that puts resident teachers in classrooms with students for four-days a week to learn the craft of instruction under the guidance of an experienced teacher, while they are completing their Master’s level coursework at university. This method of training teachers is designed to be intensive and deeply experiential. After completing a residency, teachers are ready to teach immediately after they graduate and become teachers.

    The video below features real District 65 educators and leaders who have experienced and successfully completed a teacher residency program.  



    Create is looking for Aspiring Educators who...

    • Have a bachelor’s degree.
    • Are ready to commit to a one-year Master’s program (June to June).
    • Are interested in specializing in bilingual education or diverse learners.
    • Are committed to equity and anti-racist instructional practices.
    • Are mid-career professionals who want to transfer their talents and skills to the classroom and give back to their community.
    • Are dedicated to the academic growth and development and social emotional well-being of all students.
    • Want to be a part of a school community committed to transformational education.


    When you become a CREATE Resident, you will…

    • Earn a Master’s Degree in Education from one of CREATE’s university partners, either Northwestern University or National Louis University.
    • Get hands on-experience in a classroom four-days a week under the guidance of an experienced D65 teacher and become a full member of the school community.
    • Be ready to teach with a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) in either Early Childhood, Elementary or Middle School.
    • Receive a $30,000 residency stipend to help with living expenses, discounted tuition and the opportunity to apply for other grants.
    • Be on track to earn a Bilingual or an LBS1 (needed for special education) endorsement.
    • Become a D65 teacher, where the average teacher salary is $84,000 with an average starting salary of $55,000 after successfully completing the CREATE residency.
    • Become a member of a CREATE cohort of aspiring teachers and build a network of support with other new educators.


    Interested? Reach out today!

    To connect with CREATE, please complete the following Interest Form or reach out to CREATEinfo@district65.net for answers to commonly asked questions regarding the program.