Boettcher Teacher Residency

Having a great teacher is the single most important school-based factor to close the achievement gap.

Boettcher Teacher Residency prepares people to have exceptional teaching careers through a hands-on Master’s degree program.

We believe the classroom is the best place for teachers to develop the skills they need, so we place them in teaching positions alongside master teachers right from the start.  Every day, our resident teachers pour themselves into teaching students, all the while fulfilling their own coursework requirements for a master’s degree.

We help them every step of the way with outstanding mentors, peer groups, and expertise because we know that when teachers are well-trained and energetically supported, their commitment to the careers soar and students thrive as a result.

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Boettcher Teachers enter the classroom prepared

The Boettcher Teacher Residency Program offers:

  • Master’s degree in Education
  • Full year apprenticeship in a classroom under the guidance of a Mentor Teacher who provides intensive feedback and coaching
  • Opportunity to work in a variety of Colorado school districts (Metro Denver, San Luis Valley, or Southwest Colorado)
  • A collaborative cohort of learners that continue to provide on-going professional support throughout one’s teaching career
  • Colorado Teacher’s License

Who should apply?

  • Anyone with a drive and passion in making a difference in the lives of children
  • Individuals interested in a rigorous and supportive teacher residency program
  • College seniors and recent graduates who want to settle in Denver, Alamosa or Durango
  • Professionals of all ages that are interested in a career change

Learn more about the application process

Information Sessions

Alamosa - Adams State University
Wednesday, November 2nd
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Thursday, December 15th
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Wednesday, October 26th
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Wednesday, December 7th
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Tuesday, December 13th
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La Junta
Tuesday, October 18th
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Pagosa Springs
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Monday, October 3rd, 6:00-7:00pm MST

Monday, November 14th, 6:00-7:00pm MST

To schedule an individual appointment, contact Admissions at [email protected]

Join our Staff

Boettcher Teacher Residency is hiring. Current openings are listed below.

Clinical Instructor
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Berg, Program Manager

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