Everything you need to become a teacher
Understand the Career
What do teachers do?
Colorado’s schools and districts are as unique as its geography. You’ll have many opportunities to change lives as a teacher here. Join talented colleagues, make your mark and get paid to do what you love.
See the Possibilities
Do teachers have a good future?
Colorado needs teachers from all backgrounds and experiences who are committed to making a difference. There is a secure future for anyone working in our rural districts in all content areas and in urban districts where there is high-demand for teachers in science, math, foreign language and special education. We also need school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers. Are you ready to empower students to thrive in a changing world?
Imagine Your Teacher-Self
Am I a good fit for teaching?
If you like a challenge and the daily satisfaction of knowing that what you're doing matters, teaching could be your calling. You bring your unique skills and experience to any job you take—but leading a classroom takes full advantage of both. As a teacher, you'll work hard while building skills that set you up to succeed, no matter where your professional life takes you.
Choose Your Path
How do I become a teacher?
There are many pathways to becoming a teacher in Colorado. From traditional educator preparation programs to alternative licensure, anyone with the drive and skills to lead a classroom can find a path to a teaching or special service professional license. We break it down in just a few steps. Get started by checking out our overview.
Get Licensed to Teach
What’s teacher licensure?
If the word “requirement” scares you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our Colorado resource on understanding educator licensure breaks it down for you. Once you decide which subject and grade level are for you, the next steps just fall into place.
Find Your Classroom
How do I start my teaching career?
Once you're licensed to teach, you'll probably want a job. We've partnered with several school districts in Colorado to bring you the nitty-gritty details about what it’s like to be a teacher here. Hear directly from your future colleagues and see which school districts might be the perfect fit for you.