Overview, Key Terms, and Timelines
This playbook outlines the process of setting up state-registered apprenticeships for the K-12 teaching occupation and covers the concepts listed below. The audience is state departments of education. This page includes key terms and timelines.
Getting Started: Benefits & Goals
Developing Your Plan
Applying to the Department of Labor
Roll Out the Program
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and supportive services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.”
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP): RAPs are career pathway programs that combine paid work experience and classroom instruction and are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.
Related Instruction Providers / Educator Preparation Providers (EPP): Registered apprenticeships must have an entity provide instruction that supports the apprenticeship program, or a Related Instruction Provider. In the context of registered apprenticeships for the K-12 teaching occupation, an Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) will always be the Related Instruction Provider.
An outline of the steps to take is as follows. The durations for each step may vary depending on your state’s context.
Set the goals for your registered apprenticeship program for the K-12 teaching occupation.
Research the costs for your program, determine the financing for your program and build a budget.
Determine roles and the type of apprenticeship you will create.
Build relationships with your state apprenticeship agency or the U.S. Department of Labor.
Submit your application to your state apprenticeship agency or the U.S. Department of Labor.
Engage employer partners and educator preparation providers.