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.
The NW BOCES Alternative Licensure Program is a state approved non traditional licensure program offfered to eligible candidates. This program is designed for the individual who would like to become a licensed teacher in Colorado, but has not completed a traditional teacher licensure program through a college or university. The program is a one year "on the job" teacher preparation training experience. Our goal is to increase access to effective teachers for all students in the NW BOCES region.
- 10 monthsProgram Duration
- HybridProgram Format
- Pre-Test RequiredNo
- DeadlinesProgram Start
Sep. 30, 2023Fall
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Teachers are eligible for student loan forgiveness through the federal student loan program. A Colorado Rural Teaching Scholarship is also available.
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)
World Languages—French (K-12)
World Languages—German (K-12)
World Languages—Japanese (K-12)
World Languages—Spanish (K-12)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
- Two or more races