2014 Teacher Externships

The Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Teacher Externship Program. This summer, the week-long program will focus on the following ten industries identified by the Department of Economic and Community Development as industries in which Tennessee has a competitive advantage:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals, Rubber, & Plastics
  • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
  • Energy Technology
  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare & Medical Devices
  • Headquarters, R&D, and Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment & Media

Selected teachers will participate in an interactive focus on current industry technologies and applied skills. As part of the program, teachers will be expected to translate their experiences into practical applications in their classrooms. All participating teachers will be required to develop instructional lessons and tools, which can be modeled by peer teachers in their areas of focus.

Nominees will be chosen on a competitive basis, and available spots will be dependent upon the capacity of our industry partners. Selected teachers will receive a $1,000 stipend.

This year, we ask that you nominate both a CTE teacher and a general education teacher from your district. These teachers will participate in the externship together and will create a coordinated project to be used in the classroom upon completion of the 2014 Teacher Externship Program. Please review the information packet and nomination forms and consider nominating those educators whom you believe exemplify strong instructional practice and who will serve as peer instructors for your district based on the externship experience.

Completed nominations must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2014 to Andrea Self.

For questions please contact Andrea Self or Heather Justice.

Download the program overview.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Action Item


Industries Identified

November-December 2013

Externship Nomination Form Released

Jan. 22, 2014

Externship Nomination Form Due to Andrea Self.

Feb. 21, 2014, 4 p.m. (central)

Announcement of Teacher Externship Placements

April 18, 2014

Externship Pre-work & Preparation (virtual)

April 28-30, 2014

Externship Participation

May-June 2014

Submission of Draft Lesson Plan to TDOE

One week after externship

Extern Debrief with TDOE

July 11, 2014

Teacher Extern Presentations

2014-15 academic year

Last Update: April 28, 2014