ASPIRE to Teach® - Alternative Teacher Licensure

The smartest path to a teaching career. Now.

ASPIRE to Teach is the largest alternative teacher preparation program in Colorado. Our program is high-tech, personalized, online, and available to teachers in all eligible endorsement areas and PreK-12 educational settings.‚Äč

We've been helping people become teachers for over 10 years.

1 School Year to Complete

104 School Districts

Representing 58% of the state's districts.

21 Alternative Licensure Endorsements

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out the Application

The ASPIRE program is now accepting application for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Candidates enrolling for Fall 2024 will begin their ASPIRE program in August.

Step 2: Upload the following Documents

  • Resume
  • Bachelor's degree transcripts 
  • PRAXIS exam results or CDE confirmation of content competency
    • Interim Authorization – receipt of scheduled PRAXIS exam (test date must be within 21 days of ASPIRE application)
  • Statement of Assurance (must be signed by employing HR)
  • Teaching contract/offer letter (must list teaching placement and FTE)
    • HR verification of teaching placement and FTE required if not specified in contract
For more detailed application instructions please see our application page.
ASPIRE to Teach is the largest Designated Agency in Colorado preparing alternative licensed teachers statewide in all qualifying endorsements areas and types of PreK-12 educational settings. Over six years the program has licensed more than 1000 teachers across 49 counties in Colorado through responsive partnerships with our candidates, schools, districts, charter networks, and educational organizations.

Suzanne Arnold

Director of ASPIRE to Teach.
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