Undergraduate Programs

T-PREP: The Partnership for Rural Educator Preparation

T-Prep Undergraduate Partnerships

The University of Colorado Denver partners with Colorado rural community colleges to create innovative pathways to a bachelor's degree that can be competed entirely at the community college. We currently have partnerships with Lamar Community College in Lamar, Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Otero College in La Junta, and Trinidad State College in Trinidad and Alamosa.

The teacher preparation partnership brings together a top public urban research university and prestigious rural colleges to provide an affordable four-year pathway to teacher licensure. After successful completion of the four-year program, participants will graduate with a BA in Education and Human Development from CU Denver and a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education.

The program prepares students with an education that is rooted in best practices and a strong commitment to working in rural communities. Hands-on learning opportunities are incorporated throughout, including early field trainings and a full year of teaching experience in a local classroom.

Application Support

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.
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