Colorado kids deserve great teachers. Many of our classrooms are led by teachers who are often undertrained, undersupported or burned out.

The Boettcher Teacher Residency, operated by PEBC (Public Education & Business Coalition) and funded by the Boettcher Foundation, prepares people to have exceptional teaching careers through a hands-on master’s degree program.

The Boettcher Teacher Residency operates on the principle that the classroom is the best place for teachers to develop the skills they need, so our teacher training program places them in teaching positions alongside master teachers right from the start. Every day, our Boettcher Teachers are deeply involved in teaching students, all while fulfilling their own coursework requirements for a master’s degree in education.

We help them every step of the way with outstanding mentors, peer groups and expertise because we know that when teachers are well-trained and energetically supported, their commitments to their careers soar and students thrive as a result.

Since the program launched, 96% of Boettcher Teacher Residency graduates have completed their five-year service commitments. More than 61,250 Colorado students have been impacted by the program.

The Boettcher Teacher Residency places teachers in high-needs Colorado schools in metro Denver and rural areas including the San Luis Valley. Our current school district partners are:

  • Adams 12
  • Alamosa
  • Archuleta
  • Aurora
  • Brighton
  • Centennial
  • Center
  • Del Norte
  • Dolores 2
  • Dolores 4
  • Douglas
  • Durango
  • East Otero
  • Englewood
  • Huerfano
  • Ignacio
  • Jeffco
  • Mapleton
  • Moffat 2
  • Monte Vista
  • Montezuma-Cortez
  • North Conejos
  • Rocky Ford
  • Sangre de Cristo
  • Sierra Grande

Boettcher Teachers Enter the Classroom Prepared

The Boettcher Teacher Residency program offers:

  • A master’s degree in education through Adams State University
  • A full-year apprenticeship in a K-12 classroom under the guidance of a mentor teacher who provides intensive feedback and coaching
  • The opportunity to work in a variety of high-needs Colorado school districts (urban or rural)
  • A collaborative cohort of learners that continue to provide ongoing professional support throughout one’s teaching career
  • A Colorado teacher’s license

Who should apply?

  • College graduates with a drive and passion for making a difference in the lives of children
  • Individuals interested in Colorado teacher training through a rigorous and supportive residency program
  • College seniors and recent graduates who want to settle in the Denver area or Colorado’s rural communities
  • Professionals of all ages who are interested in a career change
Boettcher Teacher Residency

For more information or to apply for the Boettcher Teacher Residency, please visit the Boettcher Teacher Residency website.

Alumni of the Boettcher Teacher Residency program can log in to the alumni portal for a variety of resources, including access to the Boettcher connections database.