pathways to teaching

As an Educator Preparation Provider (EPP), Hamilton County Schools is committed to providing the support and training new and aspiring Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers need to become exceptional educators and complete the requirements for occupational licensure. "Pathways to Teaching" is a job-embedded program that provides industry experts with an alternative way to become a classroom teacher. Experienced industry professionals who are hired or seeking employment as full-time teachers of record with Hamilton County Schools are invited to apply to participate in Pathways to Teaching and complete the interest survey

Application Process:

  1. To receive additional information and be considered for the upcoming cohort, please complete this interest survey. The form is not an official application to the program and is non-binding.
  2. Once you have decided to apply for the program, please fill out the application in its entirety. You will not be considered for enrollment without completing an application.
  3. Applicants will be interviewed to evaluate their professional competencies, attitudes, and dispositions and fit for the program.
  4. Candidates accepted into the program will receive a written acceptance letter/notice and may update their TN Compass EPP Provider to “HCS EPP.”
  5. Pathways to Teaching will work closely with District administration (e.g. CTE, Human Resources, etc.) to complete all necessary hiring and initial licensure requirements. 
  6. Pathways to Teaching coursework begins! New cohorts will receive five (5) days of induction prior to the start of the school year.   

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].