Teacher Externship

Teacher Externship

This immersive, professional development opportunity will transform sixth through twelfth-grade educators' understanding of how their classroom content impacts students' college and career outcomes.

The Teacher Externship Program offers an opportunity for middle and high school teachers, counselors, and administrators to gain access to employers across Rutherford County's high-demand, high-wage career sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Construction, Information Technology, and Health Care. As a result of this experience, educators will be able to build meaningful connections between their classroom instruction and the real world, helping students develop skills for various career paths.

The 2022 program took place June 6 - 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participating educators were compensated at a rate of $20 per hour up to 35 hours.
Forty (40) teachers were selected to participate in this class of educator externs.

Applications for the next Teacher Externship Class will open in the Spring of 2023.

Preview Two In-Demand Industries

Women in Construction

Supply Chain Management in Rutherford County

2022 Participating Employers

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford
MTSU - Data Science Institute
Smyrna / Rutherford County Airport Authority
Turner Construction
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions