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Designated Agencies for Alternative Teacher Preparation

About Alternative Teacher Programs

Alternative teacher preparation programs are provided by Designated Agencies and are approved by the Colorado State Board of Education . All programs are required to provide a minimum of 225 contact hours of instruction related to the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards. Program completion requires demonstration of proficiency in these standards. The candidate works with a mentor teacher and supervisor throughout the program.

Employment as an teacher or participant in an alternative preparation program prior to obtaining an alternative license will not be accepted for purposes of program completion or eligibility for initial licensure.

*Please note: If any changes need to be made to contact information on this list, please send an e-mail request to Weber_J@cde.state.co.us and it will be updated for you. Thank you!


List of Designated Agencies

Archdiocese of Denver

Contact

Adam Dufault: Associate Superintendent
Voice: 303-715-3200
Fax: 303-715-2007
Email: adam.dufault@archden.org

Website

Address

Office of Catholic Schools
1300 S Steele St
Denver CO 80210

Locations Served

Catholic schools within:

  • Metro Denver
  • Sterling
  • Fort Collins

  • Greeley
  • Longmont
  • Boulder

  • Loveland
  • Western Slope
  • Colorado Springs


ASPIRE to Teach: at University of Colorado at Denver

Contact

Suzanne Arnold, Director
Voice: 720-639-9220
Email: ASPIRE@ucdenver.edu

Website

Address

999 19th Street, Suite 133
Denver, CO 80202

Locations Served

Statewide Program


Boulder Journey School

Contact

Alison Maher
Voice: 303-443-8909
Fax: 303-443-8982
Email: alison.maher@boulderjourneyschool.com

Website

Address

919 Yarmouth Ave
Boulder CO 80304

Locations Served

Statewide program available for all public and independent schools in Colorado. Interested applicants contact Boulder Journey School.


School Leaders for Colorado (America), Inc.: Cal Frazier Teacher Fellows Program

Contact

John Evans
Voice: 303-840-9830
Email: Drjohnschoolleaders@hotmail.com

Website

Address

19201 E. Main St., Suite 104
Parker, CO 80134

Locations Served

Statewide program. Interested applicants contact Cal Frazier Teacher Fellows Program.


Centennial Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Mark Rangel
Director of Innovative Education Services
Voice: 970-352-7404 ext.1122
Email: mrangel@cboces.org

Patti Greenlee
ATLP, APLPP, and Induction Program Manager
970-352-7404 ext.2509
Email: pgreenlee@cboces.org

Website

Address

2020 Clubhouse Dr
Greeley CO 80634

Locations Served

  • Adams County 14
  • Adams County 50
  • Ault
  • Highland RE-9
  • Boulder Valley RE-2
  • Briggsdale RE-10
  • Brighton 27J
  • Brush RE-2(J)
  • Eaton RE-2
  • Fort Morgan RE-3

  • Greeley 6
  • Johnstown-Milliken RE-5J
  • Keenesburg RE-3J
  • Mapleton 1
  • Park R3
  • Pawnee RE-12
  • Platte Valley RE-7
  • Poudre R-1
  • Prairie RE-11

  • Rivendell School (private)
  • St. Vrain Valley RE-1J
  • Silverton 1
  • Thompson R2-J
  • Weld RE-1
  • Weld RE-8
  • Weldon Valley RE-20(J)
  • Wiggins RE-50(J)
  • Windsor RE-4


Colorado Christian University - Metro Area

Contact

Bushrod White
Voice: 303-963-3120
Email: bbwhite@ccu.edu

Wendy Wendover
Voice: 303-963-3324
Fax: 303-301-3120
Email: wwendover@ccu.edu

Website

Address

8787 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood CO 80226

Locations Served

Statewide program available for all public, charter, and private schools in Colorado.


Colorado Christian University - Grand Junction Area

Contact

AGS Western Colorado Center
Voice: 970-242-1811, extension 5415
Fax: 970-242-7092

Website

Address

AGS Western Colorado Center
743 Horizon Ct, Ste 220
Grand Junction CO 81506

Locations Served

Statewide program available for all public, charter, and private schools in Colorado.


Colorado Christian University - Metro Area

Contact

Bushrod White
Voice: 303-963-3120
Email: bbwhite@ccu.edu

Wendy Wendover
Voice: 303-963-3324
Fax: 303-301-3120
Email: wwendover@ccu.edu

Website

Address

8787 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood CO 80226

Locations Served

Statewide program available for all public, charter, and private schools in Colorado.


Colorado State University - Global Campus

Contact

CSU - Global Enrollment Department
Voice: 1-800-920-6723
Email: Admissions@CSUGlobal.edu

Website

Address

7800 East Orchard Road, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Locations Served:

Online Public University offering a statewide program in Mathematics and Science, with start dates every 4 weeks.


Colorado State University - Pueblo

Contact

Jeff Piquette (CSU-Pueblo)
Voice: 719-549-2681
Fax: 719-549-2247
Email: jeff.piquette@csupueblo.edu

Website

Address

CSU-Pueblo:
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001

District 70:
24951 Highway 50
Pueblo CO 81006

Locations Served

  • Pueblo SD 70
  • Pueblo City Schools

Denver Public Schools: Denver Teacher Residency

Contact

HR Connect
Voice: 720-423-3900
Email: Connect_humanresources@dpsk12.org

Website

Address

900 Grant St
Denver CO 80203

Locations Served

  • Denver Public Schools

Douglas County School District

Contact:

Victoria Becker- Coordinator, Douglas County School District World Class Education/Professional Development
Email: vbecker@dcsdk12.org

 

Amy Lane- Director, Douglas County School District World Class Education/ Professional Development
Voice: 303-387-9500
Fax: 303-367-0561
Email: aelane@dcsdk12.org

Website

Address

Recruitment and Application Center
312 Cantril St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Locations Served

  • Douglas County School District Traditional and Charter Schools

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center

Contact

Michael Soguero
Voice: 970-586-7483
Fax: 970-586-4805
Email: msoguero@eaglerockschool.org

Website

Address

2750 Notaiah Rd
Estes Park CO 80517

Locations Served

  • Private school - Estes Park

East Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Gena Ramey
Phone: 970-554-0766 (Gena Cell)
Phone: 719-775-2342 (ECBOCES)
Fax: 719-775-9714
Email: gramey@plainstel.com

Website

Address

PO Box 910
Limon CO 80828

Locations Served

  • Agate 300
  • Arickaree R-2
  • Arriba-Flager C-20
  • Bennett 29-J
  • Bethune R-5
  • Burlington RE-6J
  • Byers 32J
  • Cheyenne County RE-5

  • Deer Trail 26J
  • Elizabeth C-1
  • Genoa-Hugo C113
  • Hi-Plains R-23
  • Idalia RJ-3
  • Karval RE23
  • Kit Carson R-1

  • Kiowa C-2
  • Legacy Academy (charter)
  • Liberty J4
  • Limon RE-4J
  • Strasburg 31J
  • Stratton R-4
  • Also candidates outside of BOCES as long as they commit to attending all classes.


Friends' School

Contact

Ed Walent
Teacher Preparation Program Director
Friends' School
Phone: 303-499-1999 x239
Fax: 303-499-1365
Email: ewalent@friendsschoolboulder.org

Website

Address

5465 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder CO 80303

Locations Served

  • Alexander Dawson School
  • Bixby School
  • Bear Creek Elementary School
  • Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies

  • Boulder Country Day
  • High Peaks School
  • Horizons K-8 School

  • Lafayette Elementary School
  • Sanchez Elementary School
  • Whittier International School


Global Village Charter Collaborative

Contact

Mary Vedra
Voice: 719-355-5198
Fax: 720-248-3501
Email: mvedra@gvaschools.org

Website

Address

555 W. 112th Street
Northglenn, CO 80234

Locations Served

Global Village Academies


Metropolitan State University of Denver

Contact

Jisele Mitchell
Director Alternative Licensure Programs
303-721-1313 (office)
303-829-7772 (cell)
Email: jmitch42@msudenver.edu

Website

Address

Alternative Licensing Programs (ALP)
5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Locations Served

  • Denver Metropolitan-area School Districts

Mountain Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Allan Ward: Regional Director for East Districts
Email: award@mtnboces.org

Troy Lange: Regional Director for West Districts
Email: tlange@mtnboces.org

Rose Ley: Director of Professional Learning
Email: rley@mtnboces.org

Voice: 970-274-9946

Website

Address

1713 Mount Lincoln Dr W
Leadville CO 80461-3708

Locations Served

  • Aspen RE-1
  • Aspen Community Charter
  • Buena Vista R-31
  • Carbondale Community Charter
  • Colorado Rocky Mountain School (private)
  • De Buque 49JT
  • Delores RE-4A

  • Eagle RE-50
  • Garfield 16
  • Garfield RE-2
  • Gilpin RE-1
  • Lake R-1
  • Mesa County Valley 51
  • Park RE-2

  • Roaring Fork RE-1
  • Salida R-32
  • Summit RE-1
  • Stone Creek Charter
  • Two Rivers Community School
  • Additional districts upon request


Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Arlene Salyards
Voice: 970-774-6152
Fax: 970-774-6157
Email: asalyards@neboces.com

Website

Address

301 W Powell St
Haxtun CO 80731-2654

Locations Served

  • Akron R-1
  • Buffalo RE-4J
  • Frenchman RE-3
  • Haxtun RE-2J
  • Holyoke RE-1J

  • Julesburg RE-1
  • Lone Star #101
  • Otis R-3
  • Plateau RE-5

  • Platte Valley RE-3
  • Wray RD-2
  • Yuma 1
  • Districts outside NE BOCES upon request


Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Paul McCarty
Northwest BOCES Executive/Special Education Director
325 7th Street Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone: 970-879-0391
Email: paul.mccarty@nwboces.org

Website

Address

PO Box 773390
Steamboat Springs CO 80477

Locations Served

  • East Grand 2
  • Hayden RE-1
  • Meeker RE1

  • Moffat 1
  • North Park R-1
  • Rangely RE-4

  • South Routt RE-3
  • Steamboat Springs RE-2
  • West Grand 1-JT


Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Lou Valdez, Director
Voice: 719-622-2094
Fax:719-380-6250
Email: lvaldez@uccs.edu

Mollie McReynolds, Program Coordinator
Voice: 719-622-2081
Email: mcreynolds@ppboces.org

Website

Address

2883 S. Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs CO 80906

Locations Served

  • Academy 20
  • Big Sandy 100J
  • Calhan RJ1
  • Cheyenne Mountain 12
  • Colorado Springs 11
  • Edison 54 JT
  • Elbert 200

  • Ellicott 22
  • Falcon 49
  • Fountain 8
  • Fremont Schools RE-2
  • Hanover 28
  • Harrison 2
  • Lewis Palmer 38

  • Miami/Yoder 60JT
  • Peyton 23JT
  • Pueblo City Schools 60
  • Ute Pass BOCES
  • Widefield 3
  • Charter and public schools


Public Education and Business Coalition: Boettcher Teacher Residency

Contact

Voice: 303-861-8661
Fax: 303-861-1501
Email:info@pebc.org

Janelle Lewis- Enrollment Coordinator
Voice: 303-861-8661
Fax: 303-861-1501
Email:jlewis@pebc.org

Website

Address

600 Grant St., Suite 525
Denver CO 80203

Locations Served

  • Denver Metro Urban CBTR:
    • Adams 12 Five Star Schools
    • Adams-Arapahoe 28J (Aurora Public Schools)
    • Mapleton 1
    • Denver School of Science and Technology
    • Jefferson County RE-1

  • San Luis Valley - Rural CBTR:
    • Alamosa RE-11J
    • Center 26-JT
    • North Conejos RE-6J
    • Monte Vista C-8


Relay Graduate School of Education

Contact

Katie Hawkes, Director of Operations

Phone: (212) 228-1888
Email: Denver@relay.edu

Website

Address

4130 Navajo Street, Room 223

Denver, CO 80211

Locations Served

  • Denver Metropolitan Area

San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Nita McAuliffe
Home Office: 719-379-3391
BOCES Office: 719-589-5851
Fax:719-589-5007
Email: nmcauliffe@slvboces.org

Website

Address

2261 Enterprise Drive 1
Alamosa CO 81101

Locations Served

  • Alamosa RE-11J
  • Centennial R-1
  • Center 26-JT
  • Creede Consolidated
  • Del Norte C-7

  • Moffat 2
  • Monte Vista C-8
  • Mountain Valley RE 1
  • North Conejos RE-1J
  • Sanford 6J

  • Sangre de Cristo RE-22J
  • Sargent RE-33J
  • Sierra Grande R-30
  • South Conejos RE-10


Southeastern Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

Contact

Loraine Saffer
Voice: 719-336-9046 extension 20
Fax:719-336-9679
Email: loraine.saffer@seboces.org

Website

Address

PO Box 1137
703 S Third St
Lamar CO 81052

Locations Served

  • Branson Reorg 82
  • Campo RE-6
  • Cheraw 31
  • Crowley County RE-1J
  • Eads RE-1
  • East Otero RE-1
  • Granada RE-1
  • Holly RE-3

  • Kim 88
  • Lamar RE-2
  • Lamar Community College
  • Las Animas RE-1
  • McClave RE-2
  • Otero Junior College
  • Plainview RE-2
  • Primero 2

  • Pritchett RE-3
  • Rocky Ford 1
  • Santa Fe Trail BOCES
  • Springfield RE-4
  • Swink 33
  • Vilas RE-5
  • Walsh RE-1
  • Wiley RE-13 JT


Stanley British Primary School

Contact

Sue Sava, Executive Director

Leah Saieg, Recruitment & Licensure Coordinator

Voice: 303-861-8661

Fax: 303.861.1501

Email: lsaieg@pebc.org

Website

Address

PEBC

600 Grant Street

Suite 525

Denver, CO 80203

Locations Served

  • Academy 360 (DPS)
  • Bill Roberts Elementary (DPS)
  • Creativity Challenge Community (DPS)
  • Denver Jewish Day School (private)
  • Eagleton Elementary (DPS)
  • Graland Country Day School (private)
  • Highline Academy (DPS)
  • Isabella Bird (DPS)
  • JCC ECE

  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy (DPS)
  • Montclair Elementary (DPS)
  • Odyssey School (DPS)
  • Paddington Station Preschool (private)
  • Polaris at Ebert (DPS)
  • Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (BOCES)
  • Stanley British Primary School (private)
  • St. Anne's Episcopal School (private)

  • Steele Elementary (DPS)
  • St. Elizabeth's School (private)
  • Stephen Knight CEE (DPS)
  • The Logan School for Creative Learning (private)
  • Tollgate Elementary School of Expeditionary Learning (APS)
  • Virginia Court Elementary (APS)
  • Westerly Creek Elementary (DPS)
  • SOAR (DPS)


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Contact

Beth Cutter, Program Coordinator
College of Education
Voice: 719-255-4996
Fax: 719-255-4110
ecutter@uccs.edu

Website

Address

1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
PO Box 7150
Colorado Springs CO 80918

Locations Served

  • Academy 20
  • Calhan RJ1
  • Cheyenne Mountain 12
  • Colorado Springs 11

  • Falcon 49
  • Peyton 23JT
  • Fountain-Fort Carson 8
  • Harrison 2

  • Lewis-Palmer 38
  • Manitou Springs 14
  • Widefield 3
  • Woodland Park Re2
  • Charter and public schools


Uncompahgre Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
(West Central Alternative Licensure Program)

Contact

Tammy Johnson
Voice: 970-626-2977
Fax: 970-626-2978
Email: tjohnson@ridgway.k12.co.us

Website

Address

PO Box 728
1115 W Clinton
Ridgway, CO 81432-0728

Locations Served

  • DeBeque 49JT
  • Delta County 50(J)
  • Hindsdale RE-1

  • Montrose RE-1J
  • Norwood R-2J
  • Ouray R-1

  • Ridgway R-2
  • Telluride R-1
  • West End RE-2

 


University of Northern Colorado: Chinese endorsement preparation program only for alternative licensure

Contact

Jon Shaw, Program Manager
Voice: 970-351-2897
Fax: 970-351-1877
Email: Jon.shaw@unco.edu

Jingzi (Ginny) Huang, Director, School of Teacher Education
Email: Jingzi.huang@unco.edu

Website

Address

McKee Hall 216

Greeley, CO 80639

Locations Served

Statewide program. Interested districts should contact the alternative teacher education program.


Western State Colorado University

Contact

Barbara Woerner, Program and Advising Coordinator
Voice: 970-943-2030
Fax: 970-943-3226
Email: bwoerner@western.edu

Website

Address

103 Crawford Hall, 600 North Adams
Gunnison CO 81231

Locations Served

Statewide program. Interested districts should contact the alternative teacher education program.


Designated Agencies Approved to Offer the Special Education Generalist Program:

  • ASPIRE to teach: University of Colorado Denver
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado State University at Pueblo
  • East Central BOCES
  • Metropolitan State University at Denver

  • PEBC: Boettcher Teacher Residency
  • Pikes Peak BOCES
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Western State Colorado University

Designated Agencies with Programs that can Lead to a Master's Degree:

  • Archdiocese of Denver
  • ASPIRE to teach: at University of Colorado at Denver
  • Boulder Journey School
  • Centennial BOCES
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado State University- Global Campus
  • Denver Teacher Residency
  • Friends' School
  • Metropolitan State University at Denver
  • Northeast BOCES

  • Northwest BOCES
  • Pikes Peak BOCES
  • Public Education and Business Coalition: Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency
  • South Central BOCES
  • Stanley British Primary School
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Western State Colorado University


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