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East Central BOCES
East Central BOCES

The East Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services provides a wide range of programs and services to twenty schools districts on the eastern plains of Colorado. These services range from alternative licensure, professional development and federal programs to all manner of special education supports. Our member districts stretch from Bennett and Kiowa in the west to Idalia, Burlington and Cheyenne Wells in the east. Combined, our members educate 5600 students in most rural and small rural communities.

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  • Limon, CO
East Central BOCES
East Central BOCES
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Licensure/Alternative Licensure only
East Central BOCES Alternative Licensure Program
  • From 10 to 12 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

The East Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services Alternative Licensure Program prepares outstanding professional educators who make a difference in their communities. Actively serving rural educators, the program provides teacher candidates with the professional knowledge they'll need in the classroom, while supporting the unique needs of on-the-job trainees. The most successful EC BOCES Alternative Licensure Teacher Candidates not only see themselves as teachers, but as leaders and advocates in service to others. Our teachers feel like a part of a larger community because they are often recruited straight out of the small town in which they live and teach, giving them a vested interest in working to make sure all children reach their potential.

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  • From 10 to 12 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Rolling Deadline

  • Rolling Deadline

  • Nov. 01, 2023

  • Rolling Deadline


Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $4,500

    In State Tuition

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at East Central BOCES have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with East Central BOCES to see if you can, too!
Working Inside East Central BOCES

Candidates working inside East Central BOCES pay $4,000.

Loan Forgiveness

Loan forgiveness varies and is up to candidates to secure. Some districts pay part of the cost. Some districts offer multi-year contracts to work off the cost.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Candidates in our program must be hired as a teacher in order to begin and remain enrolled in the program.

Licensure Areas
Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources (7-12)
Business Education (7-12)
Dance (K-12)
Drama (K-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Health (K-12)
Instructional Technology (K-12)
Mathematics (6-12)
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Special Education (7-12)
Speech (7-12)
Technology Education (Industrial Arts) (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Program Overview

    For the duration of the program, future teachers train in districts and are given coursework covering everything from lesson planning to classroom management, to student engagement skills to specific instruction in reading, writing and math.

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