ESC 19 Teacher Apprenticeship

  • Are you interested in becoming a teacher's aide or a teacher?


    Do you need to work and go to college at the same time?


    Would you like to work in a setting that prepares you for your future teaching career?


    ESC 19 is starting a teaching apprenticeship through our  ESC 19 Head Start and in partnership with ESC 19's Teacher Preparation and Certification Program. We are also partnering with El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso. An apprenticeship involves -

    • One-the-job learning under a master or senior worker
    • A wage while completing on-the-job training
    • Classroom instruction
    • Nationally recognized credential at successful completion

    Apprenticeships also come with funding opportunities that can pay for on-the-job training, wages and other supportive services such as child-care and tuition. (Funding opportunities are available to candidates that meet certain eligibility and income requirements.)


    Candidates that are part of the apprenticeship will be attending college at EPCC or UTEP, depending on where they are at in their educational journey. They will also be working full-time at one of our ESC 19 Head Starts as a teacher assistant alongside a highly-skilled Head Start teacher. As a teacher assistant, candidates will receive professional development to help them be successful in the classroom. Candidates may choose to work towards their Associate's degree and complete the Teacher Aide Apprenticeship which is a 2-year program. Candidates wishing to pursue a Texas teaching certificate will continue to the K-12 Teacher Apprenticeship which is a 3-year program. The K-12 Teaching Apprenticeship requires candidates to complete a Bachelor's degree and attend the ESC 19 Teacher Preparation and Certification Program. 


    We are holding an information session for any individuals that are interested in this opportunity. Please see the flyer below and be sure to register on Click and Learn to attend this virtual information session.

Apprenticeship Info Session Flyer

  • FAQ

    Look at our frequently asked questions below.

  • Can I choose which Head Start campus to work at?

  • Will the apprenticeship accommodate my schedule at UTEP or EPCC?

  • When is the apprenticeship launch?

  • What Head Start location will I be placed at?

  • Is the apprenticeship paid?

  • How do I obtain the Zoom link to attend the information session on July 6?

  • How soon can I start working in the field?

  • I am currently a Head Start Teacher Assistant. Can I apply to the apprenticeship?

  • Do I need to have my Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree to begin?

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