Teacher Pathways

Your path to an exciting career begins here

The PEBC Teacher Residency program prepares people to have exceptional teaching careers through a hands-on licensure program. PEBC offers two pathways into the profession that support learning and rigorous preparation for the field. Discover which pathway is right for you.

Teacher Pathways

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Teacher Residency Pathway

Teacher Residents gain support from PEBC coaches as they work side-by-side with a mentor teacher in the classroom.

 

No prior teaching experience
necessary


Must hold a bachelor’s degree


Available statewide


Work alongside a mentor teacher
in the classroom


Consistent feedback through field coaching


One year to program completion


Eligible for $1,500 scholarship


Option to pursue Master’s degree


Earn Teacher’s License


Access to 5 years of professional development from PEBC

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Teacher of Record Pathway

Teachers of Record are supported by PEBC mentors and coaches as they serve as the sole teacher in the classroom.

 

Must have significant experience working with students in an educational setting


Must hold a bachelor’s degree


Available statewide


Serve as the sole teacher in the classroom with support from a mentor teacher in the building


Consistent feedback through field coaching


One year to program completion


Hired and paid by school district


Option to pursue Master’s degree


Earn Teacher’s License


Access to 5 years of professional development from PEBC

Learn more about the program by reading answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Timelines

Teacher Residents and Teachers Of Record are fully supported by PEBC staff and mentors during the year long program.

After spending one year in the classroom and completing licensure coursework, Teacher Residents and Teachers of Record are eligible to apply for their Initial Colorado Teacher’s License and will begin receiving differentiated post-residency support from our field coaches.

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Teacher Residency Timeline

Teacher Residents gain support from PEBC coaches as they work side-by-side with a mentor teacher in the classroom.

Step 1: Candidate applies to an urban or rural cohort as a Traditional Resident

Step 2: Candidate is eligible for a free month of free Praxis Exam tutoring if a licensure exam is required

Step 3: Candidates engages in the admissions and selection process

Step 4: Candidate is accepted into the PEBC Teacher Residency

Step 5: Newly accepted Resident is matched with a mentor through PEBC's mutual mentor matching process

Step 6: Resident participates in a Summer Institute during the month of July to gain foundational, culturally responsive skills

Step 7: Resident teaches alongside mentor teacher for one school year receiving additional feedback from PEBC Manager of Resident Development

Step 8: PEBC supports resident in their initial job search through mock interviews, coaching and resume and cover letter feedback

Step 9: Resident obtains an Initial Professional Teaching License

Step 10: PEBC Alumni receive differentiated post-residency support
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Teacher of Record Timeline

Teachers of Record are supported by PEBC mentors and coaches as they serve as the sole teacher in the classroom.

Step 1: Candidate applies to an urban or rural cohort as a Teacher of Record and selects a 1 or 2-year licensure pathway

Step 2: Candidate is eligible for a free month of free Praxis Exam tutoring if a licensure exam is required

Step 3: Candidate engages in the admissions and selection process

Step 4: Candidate is accepted into the PEBC Teacher Residency as a Teacher of Record

Step 5: Teacher of Record seeks out and secures employment as a lead teacher in their content area at a school within one of PEBC's four geographic areas. *This step can be completed concurrently with steps 1-4.

Step 6: PEBC works with school where Teacher of Record has been hired to identify a mentor in the building

Step 7: Teacher of Record participates in a Summer Institute during the month of July to gain foundational, culturally responsive skills

Step 8: Teacher of Record teaches under a 1 or 2 year alternative teaching license while receiving professional licensure coaching and coursework through PEBC

Step 9: Teacher of Record receives an Initial Professional Teaching License at the end of their 1 or 2-year program

Step 10: PEBC Alumni receive differentiated post-residency support

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