Nashville, TN— To continue the celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), the Tennessee Department of Education announced a new Teaching as a Profession (TAP) state-certified pre-apprenticeship pilot program to provide high school students with hands on teaching experience in their local communities. Currently, over 5,200 students are enrolled in the TAP apprenticeship program and enrollment numbers … Continued
The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) recently released the 2023 results of the Tennessee Educator Survey. Several new questions were posed related to early career educators. These questions were aimed at developing a better understanding of the extent to which educator preparation programs are perceived as beneficial by … Continued
Thursday, January 8th is the deadline for new EPP and LEA partners to complete Section VII of the TDOE Grow Your Own (GYO) registered teacher apprenticeship program application. On November 16th, the TN GYO Center will host a dedicated time for TN’s unpartnered school districts that may be finishing up applications for the January 8th … Continued
Leaders at the Grow Your Own Center are currently engaged in a strategic planning process with leaders from around the state. This map is a little bit outdated, but it tells a story nonetheless. This is our “why.” We want to hear from our stakeholders- district leaders, educator preparation providers, and governing officials. If the … Continued
NASHVILLE, TN — Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with Study.com, announced all Tennessee Teacher Apprenticeship candidates through the Tennessee Grow Your Own Center have free access to “Keys to the Classroom” to provide test prep support for their licensure tests to earn their Tennessee teacher’s license.