Denver Opportunities for Certified Teachers


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Denver Math or Literacy Fellows

The Denver math or literacy fellowship is a full-time year of service for recent college graduates from any major. Fellows build strong relationships with students to increase student engagement and achievement. Fellows use curriculum to build individualized lesson plans  and plan activities to fill academic gaps and support grade-level instruction. Fellows work with small groups of four or fewer students during the regular school day. Coordinators provide program-wide professional development and targeted individual coaching and development.

Average salary: $21K, medical, dental, and vision options, potential $2K student growth bonus, $5,775 education award eligibility

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Denver Student Teacher Residency

College seniors at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) and University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) who are working toward a teaching license can apply to become full-year student teacher residents in DPS with a master teacher. The residency is practical experience for aspiring teachers. Veteran DPS teachers provide critical support, mentorship, and feedback. The Denver Student Teacher Residency is the first program of its kind in America to unite a school system and university partners to provide intensive residency experiences. After graduation, residents receive priority hiring status for full-time jobs in Denver Public Schools.

Average salary: Learn more through the website.


Denver Teacher Residency

Residents teach and learn alongside a mentor teacher in a Denver Public Schools classroom for a full academic year while earning a master’s degree from the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Residents are paired with mentor teachers in classrooms serving a variety of high needs, including elementary English Language Acquisition (English and Spanish), Special Education, bilingual Spanish, secondary mathematics or secondary science. This hands-on approach to teacher training and certification prepares residents to meet the linguistic, communication and special learning needs found in any Denver Public Schools’ classroom. Residents receive data-driven instructional support and training in elementary or secondary education.

Average salary: Year 1: $10K stipend; health-care benefits through University of Denver
Years 2 - 5: $43K/year with up to $6,560 in bonuses for student growth
Cost: approximately $40K for the Master of Arts degree. 
Tuition reimbursement incentive: Year 1: TEACH Grant ($4K); Years 2 - 5: $4K for professional development

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Make Your Mark Denver

Make Your Mark Denver offers prospective Denver teachers and leaders information about pathways to teaching and perspectives from professionals at district and charter schools. Learn more through their website.