Alternative Licensure

Updated on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:26am

This is a one, or two, year teacher preparation program through which candidates can become licensed, in the state of Colorado, while receiving college credit.

All Alternative Program candidates start by applying to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  Once CDE has issued a Statement of Eligibility (SOE), the candidate may apply for any open positions. Once a position has been secured, the candidate will select an agency for their program.  Adams 12 Five Star Schools currently works with Boettcher, ASPIRE and Metro State.

Please note that while Alternative Licensing is available for all endorsement areas, Five Star Schools generally hires Alternative Licensure applicants in critical needs areas such as Math, Science, Foreign Language and Special Education.

Alternative Teacher Licensure Program Criteria

  • Candidate has successfully completed a Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Candidate has passed a criminal background check, including submission of fingerprints.
  • Candidate has completed the 24+ semester hours of content required for the endorsement, as determined by a complete transcript review by the CDE.


If you meet all of the requirements above we invite you to apply to open positions posted.
Please note that certified teachers are given preference for open positions.