Our team of Alternative Licensure Instructors (ALIs) and education professionals are ready to share their real experience and guide you towards your goal every step of the way.

Together we offer over 60 years of experience as professional learning leaders and educators and have built a learning community that mentors and empowers new teachers towards a successful teaching career built upon culturally responsive and inclusive teaching practices.

Martin, Joshua

Joshua Martin

Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Extended Studies

Joshua Martin joined the School of Education & Human Development in 2018. He is an Instructor with ASPIRE to Teach, CU Denver's alternative teacher license program.

Prior to coming to CU Denver, Joshua was a Special Education Administrator in Aurora, Colorado. He spent 10 years as a special education teacher and district administrator in the public school system. Joshua's research interest are educational leadership, teacher induction, school finance and alternative license programs.

Joshua enjoys spending time exploring Colorado and traveling with his wife and daughter.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BS, Tennessee Technological University
  • MS, Western Governors University


ASPIRE has been so supportive through my whole first year of teaching. I have had so many questions and issues come up and I know I can count on my ASPIRE Instructors to be there. They are supportive and always make sure that they are there to answer all of my questions. - Kiwi , ASPIRE Candidate