TeacherReady Grow Your Own Program

A teacher certification path that leads promising educators directly to your classrooms.

Elementary School Science Classroom: Teacher Explains to a Smart Little Schoolgirl how to use Personal Computer, to Learn Programming Language needed for Software Coding. Modern Education in Progress

Build a Stable Pipeline of Quality Teachers

The TeacherReady Grow Your Own program offers an immediate and ongoing solution to the gaps in your classrooms. We partner with you to prepare passionate, dedicated people to become effective, engaged, and certified teachers.

Your students deserve teachers who care deeply about their success and know how to help them attain it. Our program offers the flexibility to recruit from a more diverse pool of experienced professionals who serve the cultural, lingual, and academic needs of your students.

of surveyed employers say that our teachers make a positive impact on student learning

of program candidates complete the program

of program graduates continue teaching after 3 years

A Better Choice for Teachers

Our teacher candidates get more than certification preparation from our program. Our mission is to create best-in-class teachers for today’s classrooms

  • Training in best practices for teaching, classroom management, student engagement, literacy, and serving special populations
  • Instruction in student-owned learning approaches and improvement science methodology
  • Paras, subs, aides and temporary teachers complete field work without release time  
  • Candidates earn up to 15 credit hours toward select master’s degree programs at partner universities 
  • A team of experienced educators provide personalized support to every candidate throughout the program and beyond
  • One-on-one support and clinical educator training for mentors 
Amanda Newlin - TeacherReady Alumni

I worked in Healthcare Marketing and Office Administration for 13 years before becoming a teacher. I heard so many college age students saying they were lost when it comes to everyday financial decision making. I also saw many young, new employees who didn’t know how to present themselves professionally and knew that they needed someone who was willing to teach them… Find a subject you love and make sure you work in a district with a strong mentoring program… TeacherReady prepared me for how to start the day with the students and how to always find ways to relate to them.

Amanda Newlin
Business Education and Family and Consumer Sciences, Frankfort Community High School, Illinois

A Better Choice for Leaders

TeacherReady partners with education institutions to remove the challenges of fully managing and supporting in-house Grow Your Own Programs without compromising on quality and service.

Progress Reporting
Get regular updates on cohort progression, performance and growth.

Quality Training & Support
Harness the TeacherReady expertise in instruction and student support to ensure impactful, effective teachers and know they are getting the support they need to be successful.

Better Retention & Engagement
Foster engagement and retention by investing in employee career aspirations and providing them with a community of local peers to grow with.

Best Practices for Student-Owned Learning
Build a system-wide learning environment rooted in improvement science and proven teaching frameworks and practices.

Decatur Public Schools Offers Long-term Subs a Chance to Earn Illinois Teacher Certification

The partnership has allowed the district to fill teacher vacancies with substitutes who have already developed relationships with students and other staff. These teachers can earn their teaching certificate without having to quit their jobs or take on additional debt.

A Better Choice for Students

More and more research has emerged linking student-owned learning with engagement and closing achievement gaps. Our program prepares teachers with modern strategies for giving students voice and ownership in their learning. Teachers learn to apply tactics like PDSA cycles to create engaged classrooms.

See how students are using PDSA in Burton School District, CA >>

See how students are using PDSA to set learning goals and measure their own progress in Burton School District, CA.

Explore a Partnership

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you create a Grow Your Own program.

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