Tennessee’s Grow Your Own (GYO) program creates a way for those who want to become teachers to undergo an apprenticeship with guidance by universities and their partner schools. The Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship program—a first in the nation—provides an innovative, no-cost pathway to allow more people to enter this rewarding profession to lead the next generation of Tennesseans.



Grow Your Own also includes other programs such as:

  • Teaching as a Profession
  • Teacher Credential Expansion

For general or all other inquiries, please contact growyourown@tennessee.edu.

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