Looking for scholarships? Want to pursue a development experience? You will find grants, scholarships and fellowships for teachers and teacher candidates. Learn more about specific funding opportunities for Colorado teachers with our Aid Explorer.
Make a living.
Teachers in Colorado make $54,950 on average and receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, retirement (PERA) and other benefits. Some positions offer bonuses for teaching particular subjects, such as reading or math. There are also additional compensation opportunities for teachers who are National Board Certified.
Enjoy comprehensive benefits.
The benefits you get on top of salary are part of your total compensation, and teachers tend to get a better benefit package than most other jobs. In Colorado, teachers receive vacation time, secure retirement plans, plus the standard medical, dental and vision insurance you would expect as a professional. And, at most schools, you’ll have about two months to travel, earn extra income, pursue hobbies or engage in your professional growth.
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The classroom is just the beginning. When you become a teacher, you open the door to many opportunities—some you may have never dreamed of! While in the classroom, teachers have the opportunity to expand their professional pathways by becoming National Board Certified, earning a master's teacher license, moving into an advanced teaching role or getting licensed to teach in additional subjects.
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