Three school districts will pilot the 1st year 2023-2024: Laramie 1, Teton, and Shoshoni. Fremont Co Superintendent Thorne sees an advantage in a state-wide initiative: “We have been growing our own teachers for a couple of years now, and look forward to the development of this formalized program …”
The Apprenticeship Program is more ambitious than small or focused “grow your own” teacher programs. It’s also expensive, i.e., estimated to be $125,000 per graduate.
In testimony before the Joint Interim Education Committee, Senator Scott (Natrona) insisted that organizers provide cost comparisons the next time they present. Watch the Nov 16 afternoon session, beginning at 2:17, to learn more.