Pathways into the Profession

Minnesota Department of Education’s Competitive Grow Your Own Grant Opportunity FY20

This initiative from the Minnesota Department of Education supports efforts to increase the racial diversity of the teacher workforce by providing grants to school districts with significant populations of students of color to develop innovative Grow Your Own programs.

State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board Grow Your Own Pilot Program

This pilot program supports several districts in the state of Washington to build an educator workforce that is representative of their student populations.

New Mexico Higher Education Department’s Grow Your Own Teachers Act

This program supports New Mexico's "Grow Your Own Teachers Act" by providing scholarships for educational assistants in public schools to pursue teaching certification through an educator preparation program.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: A Resource Guide To Creating Your Own Teacher Pipeline

This resource guide outlines core elements, considerations, and tools to help Missouri districts create Grow Your Own models aimed at recruiting and supporting students to become teachers in their home district.

North Kansas City District Partnership with Northwest Missouri State University to Establish Grow Your Own Program

This article describes the efforts of North Kansas City School District to combat teacher shortages by partnering with a local university to establish a Grow Your Own program aimed at recruiting high school students to pursue teaching licensure.

University of Central Missouri Paraprofessional to Certified Teacher Program

This program established a partnership between the University of Central Missouri and four Missouri school districts to provide paraprofessionals with opportunities to obtain a degree in education while continuing to work full time.

Texas Education Agency Grow Your Own Grant Program

This grant program helps local education agencies in Texas establish Grow Your Own programs with a focus on developing high-quality education and training courses at the high school level to increase the recruitment pipeline and attract diverse teacher candidates.

Colorado Rural Teaching Fellowship

This program helps address teacher shortages in rural Colorado schools by offering a fellowship to teacher candidates who complete their clinical experience in a rural school district.

Texas Tech University "TechTeach Across Texas" 2+1 Model

TechTeach Across Texas is a one-year teacher preparation program combining focused clinical experiences with applicable online courses in district-based partnerships around the state. TechTeach Across Texas allows students to complete a Bachelor of Science degree and earn teacher certification in one calendar year.

Teach for America

Teach For America recruits and trains college graduates to become teachers in high-needs schools in over 50 regions across the country.


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