This page will provide a jumping off point for documents and resources related the the teacher apprenticeship programs offered by the University of West Alabama.

For the 2024-2025 school year (Cohort 1), UWA serves as a sponsor for apprenticeship in:

  • Secondary English Language Arts
  • Secondary Social Studies
  • Secondary General Science
  • Secondary Biology
  • Secondary General Studies
  • Secondary Math
  • Elementary Education

This overarching document establishes the University of West Alabama as a sponsor of registered apprenticeship programs. In part, it describes the obligations of the sponsor and how they commit to meet the requirements of a registered apprenticeship program.

UWA Signed Standards

This document describes the on the job learning and the standard set of related coursework for apprentices in secondary education. Each apprentice will have their coursework evaluated as part of the application process and will receive guidance from the university about their unique course requirements to reach completion.

App A – ALSDE Secondary Teacher – UWA

App A – UWA – Elementary Teacher

By completing this document in conjunction with an apprenticeship sponsor, an employer agrees to join the apprenticeship program and adhere to the requirements set forth in the program. This document is only provided for reference and any employer seeking to join an apprenticeship must directly communicate with the apprenticeship sponsor.

Appendix D – UWA – DRAFT Employer Acceptance Agreement

This document will be completed by the applicant desiring to be considered for apprenticeship. This is a multi-step application and apprentices must take responsibility for following the workflow flow described in the application. Prospective apprentice applicants may only apply to sponsors with whom their employer has a signed Employer Acceptance agreement.

This version of the document is not finalized and is only provided as an early reference for potential applicants to review and begin familiarizing themselves.

Application for Teacher Apprenticeship- DRAFT- UWA

All teacher apprentices must be accepted into a participating sponsor’s teacher preparation program.


This recording discusses the shared responsibilities of the sponsor and employer under UWA’s teacher apprenticeship program as well as next steps in apprentice recruitment and application processes.

UWA Employer Onboarding Meeting

Questions about UWA’s Apprenticeship Program?


Dr. Jan Miller – or

Reenay Rogers –

The school systems below have joined the University of West Alabama teacher apprenticeship program. Employees of these school systems may initiate an application. If a school system is not listed, interested applicants should check with their employer to find out about the possibility of joining this program.

Local Education Agency Point of Contact
Alexander City Board of Education
Talladega County Schools
Elmore County Board of Education
Baldwin County Board of Education
Alabaster City Schools ;

University of West Alabama will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. University of Alabama will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.