Program Details

Not your average teacher training program.

Our Alternative Licensure Program hires real teachers with real experience to guide and train our candidates to success - every step of the way.

The schools in your community need your skills and experience to increase the number of effective teachers in your area. We prepare our candidates to collaborate effectively at all levels—with other teachers and learning specialists, parents, students, administrators, counselors, and community members—in order to facilitate the success of all students.

What makes ASPIRE different from other programs?

  • Our Alternative Licensure Instructors (ALIs) facilitate learning by reviewing submitted work and providing one-on-one support to our candidates.
  • The ASPIRE program operates fully online.
  • We offer both online learning modules and one-on-one, personalized online coaching.
  • We offer one-on-one Video Coaching. Candidates receive real-time, 1:1 coaching and mentoring.
  • Candidates belong to a Professional Learning Community (PLC) that supports their continued development as an educator.
  • Candidates have the opportunity to earn graduate credits toward an MA in education through the University of Colorado Denver.

Aspire to Teach® preparation also includes application of content knowledge, theory, curriculum, assessment, and research as they flexibly and reflectively make decisions that support the success of diverse learners.

Ultimately, our goal is that all candidates—whether elementary teachers, secondary teachers or special educators—will be able to have a significant positive impact in diverse educational school settings and, as teacher leaders, will act with a sense of urgency to support equity in education for all children.


Looking for more support becoming a teacher?

Our friends at TEACH Colorado have free tools and resources to make applying to our program - and becoming a classroom teacher - easier.

Create an account today and immediately access:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • $100 fee reimbursement towards application and testing expenses.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

Sign up at Teach Colorado Today!

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