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

Learn more through the website.

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

UCD Aspire to Teach

ASPIRE puts teaching careers within reach through high-quality, low-cost programs that offer on-the-job training while students earn a paycheck and teach full-time. Their high-tech, personalized, online program builds on individual strengths. Students participate in professional learning communities and receive one-on-one coaching from an Alternative Licensure Instructor with extensive classroom and field experience. ASPIRE uses advanced technologies and real-time video coaching. Students have the opportunity to earn graduate credits toward an MA in education through the University of Colorado Denver.


  • Apply to DPS at the same time you're applying for ASPIRE -- you will need to present an offer letter from an employer
  • Praxis Exam Scores

Learn more through the website and flier.

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Average salary: $38-43,000 is the average salary for new DPS teachers

Benefits: Health-care
Costs: $5,300 plus a $200 technology, text, and materials fee for the first year. Each additional year costs $2,000. 


  • Earn your licensure and work towards a Masters
  • Receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring
  • Lead teach in your first year



DU Urban Teacher Fellowship

The University of Denver Morgridge College of Education (MCE) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) launched a pilot teacher education program aimed at placing highly trained educators in some of the most highly impacted schools in the Denver metro area. The UTF program will replace the existing Denver Teacher Residency (DTR) program

The DPS Urban Teacher Fellowship (UTF) program will position selected teacher candidates in highly impacted schools and provide them with the support necessary to both learn and thrive. UTF students will receive their graduate training as part of the University of Denver (DU) Teacher Education Program, and will complete their one-year teacher residency in selected schools within DPS.


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  • Earn your licensure and work towards a Masters?

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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.