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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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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

Public Education & Business Coalition
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PEBC's Teacher Residency
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Licensure/Alternative Licensure only
PEBC's Teacher Residency
  • 12 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Hybrid
    Program Format
    Combination of in-person and online courses.
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

PEBC's Teacher Residency believes the classroom is the best place for teachers to develop the skills they need. Residents gain support as they work side-by-side with a mentor teacher while completing licensure coursework and have the opportunity to earn a Masters degree through one of seven partner higher education institutions. No prior teaching experience is required. Residency experiences are offered in public, private and charter schools in rural, urban and suburban schools across Colorado. The option to work as the teacher of record employed by the school district is offered in rural areas. View our partner higher education institutions here.

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  • 12 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Hybrid
    Program Format
    Combination of in-person and online courses.
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Priority Deadline
    Nov. 30, 2021
  • Final Deadline
    Feb. 22, 2022
  • Rolling Deadline
    Rolling Deadline
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Tuition & Fees
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
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Cost Offsets
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Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

$5,000 scholarship awarded to each participant.

Licensure Area
Provides information on the types of credentials one can gain by becoming licensed to teach through this specific program of interest.
Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources Secondary Education (7-12)
Business Education (9-12)
Business Education Secondary Education (7-12)
Dance (K-12)
Early Childhood Education (Birth-8)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences Secondary Education (7-12)
Health (K-12)
Instructional Technology (K-12)
Mathematics (6-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-8)
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Science (9-12)
Social Studies Secondary Education (7-12)
Technology Education (Industrial Arts) Secondary Education (7-12)
Visual Arts (K-12)
World Languages (9-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Program Overview

    The year-long residency experience promotes learning with a gradual release of responsibility model.

    In this model, planning and teaching responsibility is gradually shifted from mentor to resident throughout the school year. Coursework is designed and implemented with a theory to practice philosophy, allowing residents to immediately transfer their learning into practice for the most effective results.

    The year-long residency also provides opportunities to observe and reflect alongside master teachers during learning labs.

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-on Experience

    We know that classroom experience dramatically enhances resident growth and simultaneously improves teacher retention rates. Because of this, hands-on experience is a cornerstone of our program.

    Throughout the residency year, our residents engage in a year-long co-teaching model with a highly effective mentor teacher where residents gradually take on more responsibility for planning and teaching throughout the year.

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

    The PEBC Teacher Residency intentionally and thoughtfully integrates diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundational component of its program. Foundational texts discuss the practice of culturally responsive teaching and 100 seminar hours are spent engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse educational topics. The program has incorporated anti-biased education principles into its guiding practices and ensures its residents are placed in a variety of classrooms in diverse settings. 

  • Mentoring & Coaching

    Each resident is thoughtfully matched with an experienced mentor teacher for the duration of an entire school year. Prior to this matching, potential mentors and residents have the opportunity to engage in conversations to determine the fitness of a potential match. Residents then spend an entire year in their mentors’ classrooms, learning from the mentor’s demonstration of best practice. Each resident is also assigned to a dedicated program field coach who regularly visits residents in their mentors’ classrooms, observes lessons and gives feedback on lesson plans and instruction to provide support. The Field Coach continues to provide coaching support to Year 2 post-residents in their own classrooms after the residency year has ended.

  • Program Commitment to Improvement & Excellence

    The PEBC Teacher Residency partners with the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) to support nation-wide research and advocacy for teacher residency programs.

    Through this partnership, both qualitative and quantitative data are collected about specific program components. The resulting data drive continuous improvement efforts at the program level. Further, internal processes for eliciting formative feedback from residents, mentors and school leaders help to inform our continuous improvement efforts throughout the year.

Total Enrollment
Entry GPA Min Grad Eligibility
Entry GPA Med
Program Completers
Acceptance Rate
  • Male
  • Female
  • 37%
  • 63%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 1%
  • 3%
  • 0%
  • 10%
  • 0%
  • 85%
  • 1%
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