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Educator Preparation Program

Mountain BOCES

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Turn your content knowledge into a teaching credential available to candidates employed by any Colorado school district.
Mountain BOCES provides an alternative teacher pathway to non-licensed educators currently serving as teachers in Colorado schools. The one-year teacher preparation program is unique in that participants can start and complete the program at any time during the year.

*Through the Mountain BOCES program, educators can earn licenses to teach in 21 different Colorado Department of Education approved endorsement areas. 
*An exception being the Special Education Generalist endorsement, which must be started by the end of October. Special Education Generalist endorsement candidates must be licensed in another area prior to entering the program.

Pathway Type:

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Course Format:



9-12 months

Region(s) Served:

Metro, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Pikes Peak, Southeast, Southwest, Statewide, West Central

Contact Information:

      Wendy Wyman, Professional Learning Director

      Text or call: 970.274.9946


Visit Program Website

: Mountain BOCES

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources (7-12)
  • Business/Marketing (7-12)
  • Dance (K-12)
  • Drama Theater Arts (K-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (ages 0-8)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English Language Arts (7-12)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12)
  • Health (K-12)
  • Mathematics (7-12)
  • Middle School Mathematics (6-8)
  • Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Science (7-12)
  • Social Studies (7-12)
  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)
  • Technology Education (7-12)
  • Visual Arts (K-12)
  • World Languages (K-12)

To request a change to this program pathway, copy the following pathway reference id and submit a change request form.

Pathway Reference ID: 65175