Creating Pathways Into the Profession While Building Diversity With Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Programs

Lois Kimmel
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
Cassandra Herring, Ph.D., and Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D., Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity
Black teacher with three preK students

Registered teacher apprenticeship programs (R-TAPs) are being designed and implemented across the country to strengthen the teacher workforce and address critical teacher shortages. Co-authored with the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, this informational brief argues that intentional actions throughout the design and implementation of R-TAPs have the potential to increase teacher ethnoracial diversity in the workforce. 

Organizations such as EPPs, SEAs, LEAs, or those serving as industry intermediaries, can use this brief to: (a) explore R-TAPs as a strategy to address ethnoracial diversity gaps and (b) expand or improve existing R-TAPs to prioritize diversification of the teacher workforce.

Read the brief to find considerations for data analysis, partnerships, funding, program elements, and continuous improvement that may be useful when designing and implementing R-TAPs.