Grow Your Own Teacher Residency
The Austin Peay State University Eriksson College of Education is a national leader in equipping students to become successful teachers and working with school districts to address teacher shortages. The Austin Peay State University and Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Teacher Residency program became the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country in January 2022. Tennessee is the first state nationwide to sponsor Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship programs. This model assists in addressing teacher shortages and building the talent pipeline.
What is the Grow Your Own Teacher Residency?
This program is a three-year experience available to new or upcoming high school graduates, as well as classified employees or community members (without a bachelor's degree). Once accepted into the program, the student works as a teacher resident in a local school district. Students are paid a salary by the school district and attend college at no cost. Tuition and books are covered for participants. Throughout the three-year program, teacher residents are paired with an experienced mentor teacher in their school.
How Do I Become a Teacher Resident?
The application to become a teacher resident begins with the school district. Several school districts have agreements with APSU, including:
- Clarksville-Montgomery County
- Cheatham County
- Dickson County
- Hickman County
- Robertson County
Teacher Residency Inquiry Form
Please submit your contact information, and an APSU representative will be in touch with more information.