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Teacher Apprenticeship
Fulfill your calling to teach through the Bachelor's Apprenticeship Program!

Ready to start making a difference in the classroom? In the teacher apprenticeship program, you won’t have to wait until you graduate to start your career—you’ll be able to teach independently in just 2-3 years! 

+ What is the apprenticeship program?

The Bachelor’s Apprenticeship Program was developed in response to national and local teacher shortages. Erskine College is pleased to collaborate with Teach Right USA (TRUSA) and offer our students an accelerated path into the classroom! The program gives ambitious students the opportunity to earn money while in college and gain valuable on-the-job experience in a charter school.  

+ How can the program boost your career?

  • Learn from Erskine’s dedicated faculty 
  • Accelerate your career by entering the classroom sooner 
  • Gain real-world employment experience in a charter school 
  • Earn money while completing your degree 
  • Take a front-row seat in the expanding charter school movement 

+ What education programs are available?

+ How the program works:

  • Take accelerated coursework during your first 2-3 years, including summer courses 
  • Participate in a mini student teaching experience during your first years 
  • Spend 1-2 years as a full-time teacher while completing your studies through in-person and online coursework 
The steps to completing the program are as follows. The two initial years include high school dual credits that Erskine will evaluate, a mini student teaching experience, and 75 hours of rigorous coursework. Qualifications are outlined in the education gating information, but in addition to these requirements, you will need two recommendation letters, and a 3.0 grade point average. During your one- or two-year apprenticeship, you will complete virtual and in-person components, constituting 45 hours of rigorous coursework. Finally, you will need to receive your initial certificate, complete your teaching induction and formal evaluation, and obtain a professional certificate.
  • 75 Hours of Rigorous Coursework

  • Mini Student Teaching Experience

  • High School Dual Credits will be evaluated

  • Two Recommendation Letters

  • 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • All other Education Department Requirements

  • 45 Hours of Rigorous Coursework

  • Virtual & In-Person Components

  • Professional Certificate

  • Formal Evaluation

  • Teacher Induction

  • Initial Certificate

Noble Edmisten

Assistant Professor of Education

Sarah Little

Associate Professor of Education
Florence, Lori

Lori Florence

Associate Professor of Education

Teresa Carter

Associate Professor of Education
Erskine and Due West Skyline

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