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The Oregon Registered Apprenticeship in Teaching is a partnership between Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices (TSPC) and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI). A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the Department of Labor (DOL) or State Apprenticeship Agency. Registered Apprenticeships are known for their structure, rigor, and quality and are designed for organizations interested in receiving the DOL or state seal of approval and funding opportunities made available by DOL. A Registered Apprenticeship program has three components: On-The-Job Training (OJT), progressive wage increases, and related training (classroom instruction). The length of an apprenticeship program can vary depending on the employer, complexity of the occupation, industry, and the type of program. The Oregon Registered Apprenticeship in Teaching Framework outlines a three-year path.

Commonly Used Terms
  • Apprentice: Full-time paid employees who produce high-quality work while they learn skills that enhance their employment prospects. They are paid on a graduated scale; this assures that salary reflects the degree of skill achieved.
  • Employer or Training Agent: In the case of an apprenticeship in teaching, the school district that employs the apprentice is the employer/training agent. The training agent must be registered with the local joint apprenticeship and training committee (JATC) and the Apprenticeship and Training Division of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. 
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT): Time spent in the placement working directly with the journey worker/Subject Matter Expert. This can be time spent directly with students or doing other aspects of the job (planning, meetings, etc.) as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement. 
  • Related Training Provider (RTP): The organization that provides the training element of an apprenticeship. They are generally separate from the Training Agent, although larger employers sometimes also act as providers.
For a full glossary of terms, as well as a more detailed FAQ, please refer to this document.

Frequently Asked Questions


A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the Department of Labor (DOL) or State Apprenticeship Agency. Registered Apprenticeships are known for their structure, rigor, and quality and are designed for organizations interested in receiving the DOL or state seal of approval and funding opportunities made available by DOL. A Registered Apprenticeship program has three components: On-The-Job Training (OJT), progressive wage increases, and related training (classroom instruction).​

​A JATC, or Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, is a group of employers and employees that oversee a registered apprenticeship program. A JATC is composed of an equal number of employers with the ability to hire and fire, and employees that are experts in their field. The JATC is responsible for the overall oversight of the registered apprenticeship program, although they often have an administrator that handles the day operation of the program.​

​All apprentices must be enrolled in a Related Training Provider. These related training providers consist of Community Colleges and approved Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) registered with the JATC. Apprentices will receive the related training required for their preliminary teaching license and endorsement area.​

To participate in the Oregon Teaching Apprenticeship program, you must submit an application through a local school district who is an identified Training Agent with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). They would assist you in completing your application and submitting your required documents to the JATC for review. 

Community colleges and EPPs are considered Related Training Providers (RTP).  Related Training Providers partner with Training Agents (e.g., School Districts or Education Service District) to support apprentices in the program.  If you want to become an RTP, the first step is to contact an approved training agent to discuss partnership options before approaching TSPC about participating in the Registered Apprenticeship program.

​The approved training agents include: Hillsboro SD, Woodburn SD, Jefferson 509j SD, Jefferson County ESD, Multnomah County ESD, Southern Oregon ESD, Wallowa County ESD. 

​Please contact the Educator Advancement Council if you choose to use your funds for this program.​

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Contact Us

For more information contact the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Administrator: Susan Boe Susan.boe@tspc.oregon.gov