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Public Education & Business Coalition


PEBC is an education nonprofit that works with teachers, schools, and districts nationwide. We prepare outstanding new teachers, help good teachers and leaders become exceptional, and shape systems and policies that foster vibrant growth and lasting success for students and teachers. Our experiential teacher licensure program places teacher residents side by side in classrooms with mentor teachers for a full year. While completing licensure coursework, residents gain hands-on experience which prepares them for exceptional teaching careers. After successful completion of the residency year, residents are eligible for a Colorado Teacher’s License. We offer residency experiences in rural, urban, and suburban schools across Colorado.

  • Government/Nonprofit organization
  • Denver, CO

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  • Admissions
  • Online Application
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This is where I’m supposed to be. PEBC was a tremendous stepping stone. I needed them to be there. Their support hurtled me forward a little faster, and really helped me leap into teaching, a career I love.

Brenden Harrison


Licensure/Alternative Licensure only

PEBC's Teacher Residency

  • 12 months

    Program Duration

  • In-person, Online, Hybrid

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

The PEBC Teacher Residency believes the classroom is the best place for teachers to develop the skills they need. We offer two, differentiated pathways toward earning professional teacher licensure. In each pathway, participants receive unparalleled support from mentor teachers, PEBC coaches and instructors as well as through membership in learning cohorts. 

Traditional Residency Pathway 

No prior experience working with youth required. PEBC intentionally matches each Traditional Residency Candidate with a mentor teacher in their content area. The Resident learns alongside their mentor teacher for an entire academic year, gradually taking on more lead teaching responsibility as the year progresses. Traditional Residents receive a scholarship that includes a cash payout during their residency year. 93% of Teacher Residents successfully find employment as a lead teacher the year after residency, often in their placement district. 

Teacher of Record Pathway 

The Teacher of Record Pathway is a great fit for licensure candidates who have some prior experience working with youth. This pathway allows a candidate to seek out employment as a lead teacher and then once hired, work with PEBC to transition an Alternative Teaching License to an Initial Professional License through CDE-approved coaching and coursework. While not teaching in a mentor’s classroom, PEBC works with the hiring school to identify a building-level mentor for each Teacher of Record and PEBC Teachers of Record receive constant support from PEBC coaches.. Teachers of Record are paid employees of the schools or districts they are hired in and pay PEBC a monthly program fee. 

All PEBC program participants have the option of pursuing a Masters degree through one of seven partner higher education institutions. 

View our partner higher education institutions here.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • Feb. 24, 2024

  • Sep. 01, 2024


Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $3,500

    In State Tuition

  • $3,500

    Out of State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Public Education & Business Coalition have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Public Education & Business Coalition to see if you can, too!


Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Traditional Residency Pathway 

Program fees waived upon enrollment

Each resident receives a cash payout of between $10,000 - $54,500 based on various incentives, grants and income eligibility 

Teacher of Record Pathway 

Teachers of Record are paid through their hiring school or district. 

Teachers of Record pay PEBC a program fee broken into monthly installments throughout the program. 

Many Teachers of Record will be eligible for the Educator Recruitment and Retention Program and will not owe PEBC any out of pocket costs. 


Licensure Areas

Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources Secondary Education (7-12)
Business Education (7-12)
Dance (K-12)
Early Childhood Education (Birth-8)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Health (K-12)
Industrial Technology Education (7-12)
Mathematics (6-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-12)
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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