Teacher Apprenticeship

Teacher Apprenticeship

Teacher Apprenticeship at UCCS

"Students need qualified teachers who are prepared to teach them, and who reflect the diversity of our students. Teachers need affordable pathways into the profession. Registered teacher apprenticeship programs allow individuals – including those already working in schools, like teaching assistants – to earn while they learn, receiving pay while they gain teaching skills with the supervision of a mentor teacher, and take coursework to earn their teaching license. This allows teachers to gain robust experience in the classroom before leading their own, and makes becoming a teacher more affordable." (Biden-Harris, August 31, 2022)

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

UCCS sponsors registered apprenticeships in early childhood education and in early childhood special education. We work with a variety of employers to support apprentices in the early childhood education space.

Elementary and Secondary Education

UCCS serves as a related instruction provider for several school districts and BOCES with teacher apprenticeships to support paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, and coaches who desire to obtain a teaching license.

Mission Statement

The College of Education at UCCS is committed to diversifying the teacher workforce and removing barriers to entry to the teaching profession We strive to meet the staffing needs of our district and community partners, and to develop quality educators by providing a more collaborative and cost-effective pathway to the teaching profession.