Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program

Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven model that combines on-the-job learning with related instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages. Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” model – apprentices receive a paycheck from day one, so they earn wages while they learn on the job.

Senate Bill 1069 made administrative changes in the current certification requirements to allow individuals who complete an approved registered teacher apprenticeship program to be eligible for certification. The amendments to Section 33-1201, Idaho Code, allows for a student serving in a practicum, internship, or student-teaching position under the supervision of a certificated staff person to be paid and individuals who successfully complete an approved registered apprenticeship program to be eligible for standard certification.

These two amendments would allow for the State Board of Education to develop registered teacher apprenticeship programs that meet the same standards as a traditional program and targets individuals who have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree. Individuals participating in an approved teacher apprenticeship program will be paid, at the discretion of the school district or charter school, based on a locally set amount for participants of the apprenticeship program.

The Board Office is facilitating the development of the registered teacher apprenticeship program and this work is in progress.

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