Boettcher Teacher Residency

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

Boettcher Teacher Residency prepares people to have exceptional teaching careers through a hands-on licensure 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 licensure.

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:

  • 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

Now Accepting Applications!

Start your application to BTR today!

If you have questions about our application/selection process, or to schedule an individual appointment, contact Admissions at [email protected]


Monday, September 25th – 6:00-7:00pm MST

Thursday, October 26th – 6:00-7:00pm MST

Information Sessions

Denver Metro

Denver – Wednesday, October 18th
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Thornton – Tuesday, October 3rd
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Thornton – Monday, October 16th
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Southwestern Colorado
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San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado
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Northeastern Colorado
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