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Northwest BOCES
Northwest BOCES

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.

  • College or University
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
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NW BOCES Alternative Teacher Licensure Program
  • 10 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

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. 

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  • 10 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Rolling Deadline

  • Rolling Deadline

  • Rolling Deadline

  • Rolling Deadline

  • Sep. 30, 2023


Application Fee & Annual Tuition

Learn how to get$100 Back
and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $5,000

    In State Tuition

  • $6,000

    Out of State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

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.

Licensure Areas
Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources (6-12)
Business Education (7-12)
Business/Marketing (7-12)
Dance (K-12)
Drama (K-12)
Elementary Education Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Health (K-12)
Italian (K-12)
Latin (K-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-8)
Mathematics Secondary Education (7-12)
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Russian (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages (K-12)
World Languages—Chinese (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

Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 33%
  • 67%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 100%
  • 0%
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