“Grow Your Own” programs are one way of becoming a licensed educator. “Grow Your Own” programs allow students to work in schools (and get paid) as Apprentice Teachers while completing requirements for teacher licensure.
UTK’s current Grow Your Own programs are available to candidates with a bachelor’s degree and a desire to become a licensed educator. UTK hopes to offer additional Grow Your Own programs for those who do not yet have a bachelor’s degree in the future. If you would like to be on our email list for information regarding our current and future Grow Your Own programs, please fill out this form: Grow Your Own Program Interest Form
Additional information regarding our current Grow your own program is available in the video below
And in this presentation which includes frequently asked questions and answers. Click HERE.
Please review the above materials and reach out to BeATeacher@utk.edu of you have any questions regarding Grow Your Own programs.
The window for Grow Your Own Admissions (to start in Spring 2023) will be November 1-November 15, 2022. When this application window is open, directions regarding how to apply will be posted on this page.