AACTE Partners on Brief Examining Crucial Role of EPPs in Expanding Apprenticeships
With the projected shortfall of teachers hovering around 200,000 by the 2025-26 school year, state leaders are looking for ways to intervene and increase the pipeline of teachers into schools1. Teacher registered apprenticeship programs (RAPs) can potentially fill this high-priority workforce need.
In a new brief, Take a Seat at the Table — authored by AIR’s Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, CEEDAR Center, and AACTE — experts share the importance of why input from educator preparation programs (EPPs) is essential in creating these programs. The authors examine why EPPs are best positioned to co-develop teacher RAPs and the benefits of being included at the table. In addition, the brief includes helpful resources and teacher apprenticeship program examples for those looking to design teacher RAPs.
1 Garcia, E., & Weiss, E. (2019, March 26). The teacher shortage is real, large, and growing, and worse than we thought: The first report in “the perfect storm in the teacher labor market” series. Economic Policy Institute. https://www.epi.org/publication/the-teacher-shortage-is-real-large-and-growing-and-worse-than-we-thought-the-first-report-in-the-perfect-storm-in-the-teacher-labor-market-series/