The Northwest BOCES is an educational service organization that provides services and support to 7 school districts in northwest Colorado. Our programs and services include special education, alternative teacher licensing, educator induction and professional learning.
Licensure/Alternative Licensure only
NW BOCES Alternative Teacher Licensure Program
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at Northwest BOCES have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Northwest BOCES to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
Teachers are eligible for student loan forgiveness through the federal student loan program. A Colorado Rural Teaching Scholarship is also available.
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled
All our alternative teacher licensure participants are teaching in a classroom full time while completing the program.
Business Education (7-12)
Elementary Education Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-8)
Mathematics Secondary Education (7-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages (K-12)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races