The Boettcher Teacher Residency is one of Colorado’s most affordable pathways to becoming a teacher and earning your master’s degree.
As one of the nation’s founding urban residency programs, Boettcher Teacher Residency has created a high-quality program encompassing a rigorous curriculum, top-notch clinical training in a K-12 mentor classroom, and personalized job-embedded instructional coaching.
Core components of your investment are:
Master’s Degree in Education – Residents receive discounted tuition from Adams State University, in the form of a university scholarship of $3,600.*
Master’s Degree Tuition + University Fees + Program Fees = $16,160*
University Scholarship – 3,600*
Master’s Degree Cost = 12,560
Program Scholarship – 5,000
Total Out-of-Pocket Cost = $ 7,560*
Available through Adams State University to help cover expenses.
– Are encouraged to apply for federal loans to assist with living expenses
– May qualify for up to $20,000 per year in loans
– May defer their undergraduate loans while enrolled in a master’s degree program
– Should also look into Federal Loan Forgiveness programs
Upon Completion of the Program
Residents will have made a total out-of-pocket investment of approximately $7,560* and earned a Master’s Degree in Education (with a culturally and linguistically diverse endorsement) , completed a full-year apprenticeship with a mentor teacher, been awarded a Colorado teaching license, and will be eligible to receive continued professional development support for the next four years as they begin their teaching career.
Program Scholarship – Residents receive a tax-free scholarship of $5,000* paid out during their residency year (year 1), and disbursed in 10 monthly payments (August through May), or may be fully allocated to offset the above tuition and fees.
Competitive Salary – In year 2 of the program, Residents typically are hired as a full time teacher and earn a teacher’s salary based on the pay scales of the partner districts. Approximate starting salaries for educators with a Masters degree are $44,000* in the metro Denver area, $35,000* in the San Luis Valley (Alamosa) area, and $39,500* in Southwest (Durango) area.
*Amounts subject to change.