Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join our next webinar, Developing High-Quality Registered Apprenticeship Programs to Address Teacher Shortages: National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Registered Apprenticeships are a valuable tool in addressing the teacher shortage. These programs can be an effective, high-quality “earn and learn” model that allows candidates to earn their teaching credential through structured, paid on-the-job learning experiences with a mentor, combined with coursework, and can be used to bring to the table additional resources to support the expansion of residency and Grow-Your-Own programs. By reducing the cost of earning a license and offering flexible scheduling, these programs open the doors to the profession to those who may otherwise face barriers, including teachers of color and individuals such as paraprofessionals who may already have decades of experience in the classroom, but previously could not afford to become a teacher.
During this webinar, speakers shared information on the newly approved National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards (NGS) for Registered Apprenticeship Programs for K-12 Teachers, which were announced on July 27, 2023 at a joint U.S. Department of Education and Department of Labor event. For more information on that event, see here.
NGS provide a quality framework for states creating a Registered Apprenticeship Program for K-12 teachers. While voluntary, the NGS can provide a pathway for expedited approval of the teacher apprenticeship model, helping states, districts, institutions of higher education, and other apprenticeship sponsors align their programs to quality standards that meet federal requirements for Registered Apprenticeship Programs. To learn more about the NGS in advance of the webinar, see these resources from the Pathways Alliance.
The NGS were drafted by the Pathways Alliance, which includes a cross-section of leading education organizations, including the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Learning Policy Institute, National Association of Workforce Boards, National Center for Grow Your Own, National Center for Teacher Residencies, Arizona State University (ASU), Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6 (CESA6), Deans for Impact, InnovateEDU, Inspire Texas, Prepared To Teach, Substantial, and TeachMe Education.
- Erin Mote, Executive Director and Co-Founder, InnovateEDU
- Megan Baird, Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor
- Laurie Matzke, Assistant State Superintendent, North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
- Dr. Lisa Barron, Assistant Dean, Professor, Director of Teacher Education and Partnerships, Eriksson College of Education, Austin Peay State University, TN
- Dr. Prentice Chandler, Dean, Eriksson College of Education, Austin Peay State University, TN
- Colleen McDonald, Executive Director, TEACHMEducation Services, LLC, Director, New York State Educator Workforce Development HUB, NY
- National Guidelines for Registered Apprenticeship Standards for K-12 Teachers (see 2023-118)
- Pathways Alliance Resources
- U.S. Department of Labor Educator Apprenticeship Page
- FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Actions to Strengthen Teaching Profession and Help Schools Fill Vacancies (The White House)
- Scaling the Teacher Pipeline and Career Pathways (DOL)
- August 31, 2022 -- Joint Letter with Secretary Martin Walsh of DOL regarding a Sustainable Teacher Workforce (ed.gov)
- Dear Colleague Letter: Guidance on Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and Educator Preparation (PDF)
- State Apprenticeship Grant Notice on Grants.gov
- Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Centers of Excellence
- Apprenticeship.gov Express Interest page
- Pathways Alliance
- Pathway Alliance Reports
- New York State Education Workforce Development HUB
- Establishing A Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program
- Classroom Academy: A Case Study
- NYS Appendix A (competencies) and B (work processes)
- It’s a RAP
- NYS Educator Workforce Development HUB Overview
- Guidance Workbook: Establishing a Teacher RAP
- NYS Educator Workforce Development HUB FAQs
- Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Centers
- National Guideline Standards
- Registered Apprenticeship Industry Intermediaries
- North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Grow Your Own
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
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