The TN GYO Program exists to end teacher shortages in Tennessee by strengthening the educator pipeline. Nationally, GYO programs have become a leading strategy for addressing educator shortages. The distinctives of the TN GYO Program are that it:

  • Provides teacher licensure with no out-of-pocket academic costs for learners and no debt.
  • Leverages registered apprenticeship as a new model for preparation.
  • Expands local partnerships to build locally contextualized solutions.
  • Increases the demographic representation of the educator workforce.
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