Teach in Denver Public Schools

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.


  • K-8th
  • Math & English

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Average salary: $21K, medical, dental, and vision options, potential $2K student growth bonus, $5,815 education award eligibility


  • Build strong relationships with 2-4 student groups
  • Build individualized lesson plans to fill gaps
  • Receive individualized coaching and support
  • Participate in program-wide professional development

Deadline:  March 6 and April 17

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 high need classrooms, including elementary English Language Acquisition (English and Spanish), Special Education, bilingual Spanish, secondary mathematics or secondary science. This practice-based 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.


  • Elementary English Language Acquisition (English and Spanish)
  • Special Education
  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Secondary mathematics
  • Secondary science

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Average salary: $10,000 in first year, $38-43,000 in second to fourth year

Benefits: Health-care, up to $6,560 in student growth bonuses, $4,000 TEACH grant, $4,000 each year for professional development
Costs: approximately $37K for the Master of Arts degree. 


  • Earn a master’s (Morgridge School of Ed)
  • Receive data driven instructional support and training
  • Participate in a hands-on approach to teacher training
  • Prepare teachers to meet special learning needs


Deadline:  March 1

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 provides 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.


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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.