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Important Update Regarding Troops to Teachers

As you may be aware, the Troops to Teachers program was sunset on October 1, 2020.  However, the Colorado Department of Education is proud to support military veterans and their families with recruiting, preparation, licensing and placement assistance.  We work closely with participants, hiring authorities and other organizations affected by the program changes to communicate and coordinate final program details. 

Interested in entering the education profession?  Let CDE help you get there!

If you are a current or former military service member and have an interest in getting into the classroom, there may be several options available to you.  In addition, there may be financial assistance available to cover expenses related to your program.

Resources from CDE

Pathways Into Education for Veterans and Current Service Members

Alternative Licensure Options

Alternative licensure is an option if you already have a bachelor's degree.  You will complete your alternative licensure program while teaching in a Colorado classroom.

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ASPIRE Program with CU-Denver

The ASPIRE program is an alternative licensure program specifically for current Colorado service members.  It is started before leaving military service through the Career Skills Residency Program.

CU-Denver ASPIRE Program Flyer

Traditional Licensure Options

If you do not yet have a bachelors degree, Colorado offers a variety of traditional preparation programs.

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Substitute Teaching

There is a significant need for substitutes in Colorado schools.  Substitute teaching can be a great way to learn more about the profession.

Learn more about Substitute Teaching

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You can contact your regional ERR representative for more information on any of these programs. 

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Not sure where to start?  Fill out the form below and an ERR representative will contact you.

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Our partner, TEACH Colorado, offers free advising calls with licensure coaches to help answer your questions about choosing a program and to share insight into life in the classroom.  Schedule a 1-on-1 session with a TEACH Colorado coach today!