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CREATE 65 is Recruiting Aspiring Teachers

Join an informational session on March 22, 23, 25, and 27!

Please click this link to register.

The CREATE 65 Teacher Residency is an intensive year-long teacher training program that prepares highly effective, diverse teachers for District 65.

  • Earn a Master's Degree from Chicago State University and a Professional Educator's License (PEL) in elementary education grades 1-6.
  • Get hands-on experience in a classroom four days a week under the guidance of an experienced D65 Lead Teacher.
  • Receive a $30,000 residency stipend to help with living expenses, discounted tuition, and opportunities to apply for other grants.
  • Graduate with a 4-year contract to become a D65 teacher where the average teacher salary is $84,000 with an average starting salary of $55,000.
  • Become a member of a CREATE 65 cohort of aspiring teachers and build a network of support with other new educators.

If you have additional questions, please email