You will attend 10 seminars. These seminars lay the foundation for the future semesters. You will learn about setting up a successful classroom, behavior management, developing and executing lesson plans based upon Colorado Academic Standards, working with your school mentor, special education, and developing a strong literacy foundation with strategies to support content area reading and thinking.
The Two Year Alternative Licensure Program (2YALP) is a partnership between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs-College of Education and Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Teachers earn a 1st year salary while working in the classroom as the Teacher of Record while attending classes on Saturdays to fulfill the necessary requirements to earn their license. Instructors in this program include people currently working in public education, university staff, CDE experts, as well as other professionals working in the field of K-12 education. Because we offer a curriculum that is rich in literacy instruction, research-based classroom strategies, and educating the whole child, the 2YALP is known across the state as one of the most put-together alternative licensure programs available.
This program has enabled me to pursue a lifelong goal of being an elementary school teacher because they acknowledged prior academic achievements combined with my work experience and provide a laser focused pathway to licensure that is sustainable and achievable, all while working full time.
The Two-Year Alternative Licensure Program provides individuals who have already completed their bachelor’s degree a chance to pursue the dream of becoming an educator without the expense and time commitment of enrolling in a 4-year College. Our teachers earn a 1st year teacher’s salary while working full time in the classroom and attending seminars taught by seasoned public school educators on the weekends. The Two-Year Alternative Licensure provides all of the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom right from the start.
Certain Districts in the Pikes Peak area support payroll deduction.
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Instructional Technology (K-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-8)
Physical Education (K-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Special Education (K-12)
Technology Education (Industrial Arts) (7-12)
World Languages (K-12)
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
- Two or more races