What’s a teaching program?
A teaching program is where you’ll train to become a classroom teacher. This is also sometimes called an educator prep program!
Most teaching programs are through a college or university, but you can also find them through community organizations or school districts. Some teaching programs get you in the classroom right away, so you’ll get paid. Others are part of a degree program, so you’ll be able to use financial aid.
What costs should I expect?
Teaching programs vary, but tuition will generally be your biggest expense. Other common costs include books and supplies, background check fees and any required test fees.
We’ll break down costs more in the next section!
How much will my teacher training cost?
Financial Aid Vocab
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Now that you’ve gotten an overview of what to expect, you can explore ways to pay for your program.
Check out the TEACH Colorado Finances Guide for tips and resources to maximize your financial aid! You’ll find in-depth information about grants and scholarships, loan forgiveness opportunities, how to earn a paycheck while you get your teaching license and more.
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