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House Passes Bill setting up Delaware Educator Apprenticeship Program

The House has passed a bill that will aid in recruiting more teachers to move or stay in Delaware. House Bill 138, which establishes a Delaware Educator Apprenticeship Program, passed unanimously by a vote of 36-0-5. It now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

Under this bill, the program will be developed by the Department of Education and the Department will then work with the ucation will work with the Department of Labor to create a program that places aspiring teachers in paid positions in schools, while the teacher candidates complete the training and schooling necessary to become a Delaware credentialed teacher.

This program will complement the Grow Your Own Educator Program and teacher residency programs to create a low-cost pathway for aspiring teachers to earn their teaching credentials and will address the educator shortage in Delaware. A pilot program will be created for the 2023-24 school year between 1 institute of higher education and 1 district or charter school. The program shall be expanded if interest and funding is available for the 2024-25 school year and thereafter.

HOUSE BILL 138 DELAWARE EDUCATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMCurrrent Status – House Passed 36-0-5. Sent to the Senate.
House SponsorsWilliams, Osienski, Lambert, Bush, Baumbach, Johnson, Moore, Parker Selby, Romer, Wilson-Anton // Briggs KingSenate SponsorsSturgeon, Townsend, Walsh, Lockman, Poore, Hansen, Hoffner, Sokola
House Yes VotesBaumbach Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Harris Heffernan Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Morrison Neal Osienski Parker-Selby Phillips Romer Schwartzkopf Williams Wilson-Anton // Briggs King Collins Dukes Hensley Hilovsky Morris Postles Ramone Shupe Smith Spiegelman Vanderwende YearickSenate Yes Votes
House No Votes – NoneSenate No Votes
House Absents or Not VotingBolden, Short, Gray, Johnson, MooreSenate Absent or Not Voting

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