Get Paid While You Earn Your Degree


Get Paid While You Earn Your Degree

Have You Ever Dreamed of Being a Teacher?

A lot of people have an interest in teaching but don’t think they can take on the associated costs, or feel like it’s unrealistic for them to be out of the workforce while attending college. But, a Teacher Degree Apprenticeship is an earn-while-you-learn program designed for working adults.

Recent high-school grads, career-changers, parents, or retirees with life and work experience are strong teaching candidates, but may need a path to a teaching degree that keeps them in the workforce. Teacher apprentices complete college-level coursework, meet required on-the-job hours, and transition to the classroom full-time—all while getting paid.

Apprentices are paid full-time to work in a classroom while taking online classes toward their bachelor’s degree in the evenings.

Teacher degree apprentices:
  • Count paid, on-the-job learning toward their teaching degree requirements
  • Take college classes for their teacher licensure remotely (in the evenings and online)
  • Work for their local district while completing their degree and licensure

Apprentices get paid to work in the classroom during the day, and those hours also count toward your teaching degree requirements. In the evening, you’ll take online college courses with other apprentices across the state. You’ll talk through what you are seeing and doing on the job with your classmates, and can apply what you learned the very next day. 

Schools are looking for applicants who:
  • Are strong communicators (being bilingual is a definite plus!)
  • Demonstrate patience, empathy and excellent listening skills
  • Are creative and able to adapt lessons for a variety of learning styles

Participating School Districts

Cherry Creek School District
Ft. Morgan School District
Bayfield School District
Salida School District
Summit School District
Eagle County School District
Roaring Fork School District
Garfield RE2 School District
Pueblo County School District 70
Harrison School District 2
Lake County School District


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