Take a Seat at the Table: The Role of Educator Preparation Programs in Teacher Apprenticeship Programs
Educator preparation programs (EPPs) have an opportunity to leverage and strengthen existing district partnerships to lead the way in co-designing teacher Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs), including the launch, operation, and continuous improvement of programs. At the very minimum, EPPs should be at the table as states, districts, and other partners establish these mutually beneficial partnerships and subsequent teacher RAPs by offering options and informing how the classroom training, related instruction, and hands-on experience are fulfilled.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), and the CEEDAR Center present Take a Seat at the Table: The Role of Educator Preparation Programs in Teacher Apprenticeship Programs. This report and accompanying webinar offer insights and recommendations for EPPs on how to be involved in the design and implementation of teacher RAPs.
Register for a webinar on October 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET for Take a Seat at the Table: The Role of Educator Preparation Programs in Teacher Apprenticeship Programs.
Through benefits, actions, and examples, this report and webinar demonstrate how EPPs can effectively collaborate with apprenticeship programs to enhance teacher preparation; improve classroom instruction; and cultivate a diverse, highly skilled teaching workforce. The brief highlights the critical role of EPPs in ensuring that aspiring educators gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and hands-on experiences required for success in the classroom.