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States and school districts are facing significant challenges in attracting and retaining Early Childhood Educators, K-12 Teachers, and school staff such as bus drivers, paraprofessionals, nurses, and mental health professionals. Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven training model that can provide a critical talent pipeline for the education system. In 2023, there were over 7,450 registered apprentices served in the education industry, a 247 percent increase over the past 5 years.

“The Teacher Registered Apprenticeship Program provides an inclusive career pathway, which honors individuals from diverse backgrounds, and understands the value diverse apprentices bring to addressing the needs of America’s multicultural K-12 student body.  The Teacher Registered Apprenticeship Program changes lives and builds capacity so America can meet the needs of K-12 students!"

- Mary J Ford, Ed.D., Director of Inclusive Career Pathways, National Collaborative for Digital Equity.

Featured Resources

Profiles of Educator Registered Apprenticeship Programs

The report profiles seven K-12 Teacher RA programs and a K-12 Principal RA program.

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Dear Colleague Letter

Departments of Labor and Education collaborate on joint strategies to address Teacher workforce challenges.

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Education Webinar

Scaling the Teacher Pipeline and Career Pathways through Registered Apprenticeship.

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Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Actions to Strengthen Teaching Profession and Help Schools Fill Vacancies.

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Common Terms

Explore common terms in Teacher Registered Apprenticeships.

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Education Webinar

Leveraging Registered Apprenticeships for K-12 Teacher Careers.

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See Teacher Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Action

Brazosport ISD Apprenticeship Onboarding 2022

Check out this video of Brazosport Independent School District’s Teacher Registered Apprenticeship program providing an affordable, high-quality pathway into the teaching profession. 

New Registered Apprenticeship Program Trains Future Teachers In Iowa

Take a look at how the Teacher/Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship program is working to bring more teachers into the classroom and strengthen Iowa's education workforce.

High-Demand Apprenticeship Occupations

Competency-Based Occupational Frameworks

In collaboration with the Urban Institute, we offer national frameworks for occupations in this industry that are consensus based, meaning they are drafted in cooperation with employers, educators, and other workforce and training experts. Employers and businesses can use these frameworks to fast-track the development of their registered apprenticeships. The frameworks are competency based rather than time based, meaning that abilities are emphasized over memorized knowledge or skills. The result is high-quality, competency-based occupational frameworks (CBOFs) that are freely available for all to use. CBOFs are available for the following occupations:

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