T-PREP: The Partnership for Rural Educator Preparation
CU Denver offers a pathway to initial licensure at the undergraduate level, through face-to-face courses offered in partnership with Otero College and Trinidad State College.
The University of Colorado Denver has partnered with two Colorado rural community colleges to create innovative pathways to a bachelor’s degree that can be completed in its entirety at the community college. We currently have partnerships with Otero College in La Junta and the other with 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 locally in La Junta, Trinidad or Alamosa. After successful completion of the four-year program, participants will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Human Development and a teaching license from CU Denver. The following licenses are available in these two partnership pathways:
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.