Registered Teacher Apprenticeships In Missouri
The Office of Educator Quality (OEQ) at DESE is working to support the development of registered teacher apprenticeship programs in Missouri. OEQ’s role in this work will focus on developing and strengthening collaborative partnerships, expanding access to information, and reviewing the ways in which current statutes and regulations may impact the creation of apprenticeships.
- Missouri State University's Apprenticeship Program. DESE has a consulting contract with MSU in order to support the institution's work with others around the state. MSU has one of the largest working registered apprenticeship programs in the country, and they are willing to share what they've learned. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Missouri’s U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Apprenticeship & Training Representatives (ATR). The ATRs have a clear understanding of how to build a registered apprenticeship and experience doing so. Follow the link to find the ATR in your region.
- USDOL Education Industry Liaison, Jamie Bennett
- Criteria for a Registered Apprenticeship. A program must meet these specific requirements from the USDOL in order to be approved as a registered apprenticeship.
- Certification and Program Requirements. All educator preparation programs must also meet all regulatory requirements. These can be found in
- State rule governing educator preparation and certification
- The Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE)
- USDOL Resources on Registered Apprenticeships in Education
- National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)- Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Design Principles
- WorkforceGPS: Registered Apprenticeship in the Education Sector
- Grow Your Own National Model: Tennessee's Teacher Apprenticeship. Tennessee’s description of its registered apprenticeship program.
- Youth Apprenticeship
- Information from the Federal Government about introducing young people as young as 16 to the apprenticeship format.
- “Leveraging Registered Apprenticeships for K-12 Teacher Careers” webinar. From the USDOL description: The webinar featured a lively discussion on key principles of a high-quality Registered Apprenticeship, and initial steps to develop them for educators, alignment of apprenticeship with Grow Your Own and Teacher Residencies, and New York’s process of establishing a Registered Apprenticeship program for educators. The webinar also highlighted a number of resources, and opportunities for partnerships to scale teacher apprenticeship programs….”
- Scaling the Teacher Pipeline and Career Pathways through Registered Apprenticeship.