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University Partners

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Colorado-based higher-ed institutions that honor the leadership, deep-learning and professional development residents receive during their licensure year. Within five years of entering the teaching profession, residents are highly recommended to obtain a graduate degree to further their learning through one of our university partner programs.

For more information, please view this informational video or contact the Recruitment and Admissions team at [email protected] or call 303-861-1169.

Colorado State University- Global Campus 

Degree Option: Masters of Science in Teaching and Learning

Credit Benefit: Residents will receive twelve (12) credits toward a degree through participation in the Boettcher Teacher Residency. These credits fulfill the specialization requirement in their master’s degree program. Find out more info here.

University Contact Phone Number: (800) 920-6723

University Contact Email: [email protected]

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Fort Lewis College
School of Education, Graduate Studies

Degree Option: Masters of Arts in Education: Teacher Licensure

Credit Benefit: Residents will receive twelve (12) credits toward a degree through participation in the Boettcher Teacher Residency.

Program and Scholarship Information: https://graduate.fortlewis.edu/teacher-licensure/

University Contact: Melissa Stordeur at (970) 247-7079 or email [email protected]

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Metropolitan State University of Denver 
School of Education

Degree Options: Masters of Arts in Teaching in Special Education or Masters of Arts Teaching in Elementary Education

Certificate Option: Autism and Significant Support Needs Certificate, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Endorsement

Credit Benefit: Residents will receive six (6) credits toward a degree through participation in the Boettcher Teacher Residency. Find out more info here.

Scholarships: Residents may apply for all School of Education scholarships
for which they are eligible. https://msudenver.edu/edscholarships/

University Contact: Dr. Ingrid Carter, Graduate Programs Coordinator

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University of Colorado Denver
School of Education & Human Development

Degree Option: Personal Professional Masters of Arts

The Personal Professional Masters of Arts is a customizable master’s degree option that allows students to choose an area of study and then choose from a wide range of other courses to create a program of study that best suits their needs.

Areas of study include:

  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
  • English Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics and Science Education
  • Reading and Writing
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Administration and Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Human Development and Family Relations
  • Learning
  • Digital Media for Teaching and Learning

Elective Courses: After choosing an area of concentration, students fill out their program according to their needs from a wide range of courses.  See here for list of courses.

Credit Benefit: Residents will receive nine (9) credits toward the degree through participation in the Boettcher Teacher Residency.

University Contact: Marlinda Hines

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University of Denver 
Morgridge College of Education

Degree Options: Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Courses: List of Required Courses

Scholarship Benefit: $21,000 scholarship plus 9 credit hour waiver enhancement for a total scholarship of at least $33,348.

University Contact: Noah Schlueter at (303) 871-2503 or email [email protected]

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University of Northern Colorado 
School of Teacher Education

Degree Options: 

  • Education Masters in Teaching: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching Diverse Learners
  • Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Program Masters of Arts: Science Education Emphasis
  • Education Masters in Teaching: Curriculum Studies
  • Special Education Masters of Arts: Special Ed Generalist
  • Masters of Arts in Literacy

Credit Benefit: Residents will receive the following credit benefit through participation in the Boettcher Teacher Residency:

  • Three credits (3) credits toward the Special Education Master of Arts: Special Education Generalist
  • Six credits (6) toward the Education Masters in Teaching: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse*, Graduate Interdisciplinary Degree Program Masters of Arts: Science Education Emphasis, Education Masters in Teaching: Curriculum Studies and Masters of Arts in Literacy
  • Nine credits (9) toward the Masters of Arts in Teaching Diverse Learners**

*Credit benefit is conditional on resident completion of 40 observational hours with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners.

**Credit benefit is conditional on resident placement in a SPED and CLD classroom environment.

University Contact: Jonathan Shaw

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Western State Colorado University
Department of Education

Degree Options: Masters of Arts in Education in Educator Effectiveness for existing teachers (30 credits)

Western’s online MA in Education, Educator Effectiveness is a personalized degree program that is designed to help currently-licensed teachers meet their professional performance goals.

Optional Endorsements: Reading Specialist, Reading Teacher, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education, and Special Education

Courses: Review courses offered in this program at Western. The official University Catalog contains more detailed and specific information about degree requirements for this major.

Scholarship Benefit: $1,200, to be applied at $40 a credit hour per semester (completed in 1 to 5 years)

University Contact: Jackie Luft, Ed.D. at (970) 943-7043 or email [email protected]

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