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Educator Preparation Program

Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC)

PEBC Teacher Residency

The PEBC Teacher Residency believes the classroom is the best place for teachers to develop the skills they need. We offer two, differentiated pathways toward earning professional teacher licensure. In each pathway, participants receive unparalleled support from mentor teachers, PEBC coaches and instructors as well as through membership in learning cohorts.

Traditional Residency Pathway:
No prior experience working with youth required. PEBC intentionally matches each Traditional Residency Candidate with a mentor teacher in their content area. The Resident learns alongside their mentor teacher for an entire academic year, gradually taking on more lead teaching responsibility as the year progresses. Traditional Residents receive a scholarship that includes a cash payout during their residency year. 93% of Teacher Residents successfully find employment as a lead teacher the year after residency, often in their placement district.

Teacher of Record Pathway:
The Teacher of Record Pathway is a great fit for licensure candidates who have some prior experience working with youth. This pathway allows a candidate to seek out employment as a lead teacher and then once hired, work with PEBC to transition an Alternative Teaching License to an Initial Professional License through CDE-approved coaching and coursework. While not teaching in a mentor’s classroom, PEBC works with the hiring school to identify a building-level mentor for each Teacher of Record and PEBC Teachers of Record receive constant support from PEBC coaches.. Teachers of Record are paid employees of the schools or districts they are hired in and pay PEBC a monthly program fee.

All PEBC program participants have the option of pursuing a Masters degree through one of seven partner higher education institutions.

Pathway Type:

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Course Format:

In Person, Online


13-24 months

Region(s) Served:

Metro, Pikes Peak, Southwest, West Central

Contact Information:

Teresa Goncalves Admissions & Selection Coordinator

Email:, Voice: 303-861-8661, ext. 134, Fax: 303-861-1501


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Endorsement Area(s):

  • Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources (7-12)
  • Business/Marketing (7-12)
  • Computer Science (K-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)
  • Mentor Teacher (K-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: 65180