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Resources for Future Latinx Teachers

Supportive communities, tailored teaching programs, financial aid, and more. Teaching is more than a profession—teachers shape lives.

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A diverse teaching workforce can help change narratives around race and culture and improve education for all students—especially students of color. If you're thinking about becoming a teacher, check out these resources for future and current Latinx educators.

When students have teachers who reflect their ethnic identity, they see a whole range of benefits—from higher math and reading scores to higher college attendance and graduation rates. Here's where we are now.
  • 9%

    of U.S. teachers identify as Latinx

  • 34%

    of Colorado students identify as Latinx

  • 9%

    of Colorado teachers identify as Latinx

  • 2%

    of U.S. teachers are Latinx males

Join a Community of Educators

In communities, we learn, grow and find support. Whether you're a high school student or already on your way to teaching, you'll find a community in dedicated Colorado educators.

Abel Chávez

Over two decades ago, The Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) and its donors believed in an applicant’s dream that included shifting his family’s and community’s legacy from the maquiladoras [factories] and auto mechanics to a higher calling through higher education. That applicant is me, and I am forever thankful to LAEF for believing in me.

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, Western Colorado University.

Abel Chávez

Explore Tailored Academic Programs

Colorado is home to several diverse colleges and universities, specialty teaching programs, and a large community college system with seamless transfer opportunities for future teachers. Explore some of your many options.


Get the financial support you need to become a teacher. No matter your pathway to teaching, there are plenty of funding opportunities in Colorado that you may be eligible for.

Next Steps

Not sure where to go from here? No problem, we've got you covered. TEACH Colorado has tons of tailored resources for both current and future teachers. Check them out below.