Denver Post: Boettcher, Stanley teacher prep programs merge

23 Sep Denver Post: Boettcher, Stanley teacher prep programs merge

By Yesenia Robles
The Denver Post

Two of Colorado’s longtime teacher residency programs are joining forces to expand their reach and prepare at least 50 more teachers each year to help fill a declining workforce.

The Boettcher Teacher Residency, which has been around for 12 years, and the 24-year-old Stanley Teacher Prep program are making the announcement Wednesday.

The joint residency program will take on the name of the Boettcher Teacher Residency and will continue to provide a year of in-classroom training for aspiring teachers while they work toward a degree. Preparing 180 new teachers every year, with possible expansion later, will make it Colorado’s largest teacher residency program.

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