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New to teaching? Get career advice and answers. With 1-on-1 and group advising, we’ve got flexible options to fit your life.

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Why talk to a coach?

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Get advice and info, based on where you’re starting and where you want to be. Talk to a coach 1-on-1 or join a group advising session, so you can take the next step in your journey with confidence.

TEACH Colorado coaches are licensed teachers. If you’re new to teaching, they can help you with questions like:

  • How do I know if teaching is right for me?
  • How do I get licensed to teach? 
  • How do I choose a teaching program? 
  • Anything else you want to know! 

Plus, when you sign up with a coach, you’ll get access to every TEACH Colorado product and service — all completely free. 

Group Advising

Not sure if a 1-on-1 call is right for you? Group info sessions are also a great way to learn about becoming a teacher.

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Group sessions are held monthly and cover topics like:

  • Steps to a teaching license and how to choose your subject area
  • How to choose a teaching pathway and program
  • How to get career and financial support from TEACH Colorado

To join a group session: Click the “Sign Up” button to open the group advising Eventbrite page. There, you can click “Select a date” and choose the session that works best with your schedule.

Interested in teaching early childhood education? Sign up for an early childhood info session.

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Testimonials

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"It was very helpful to have someone explain the process to me 1:1!"

— 1:1 advising participant

1-on-1 Coaching

Our coaches get to know *you.* With a 1-on-1 call, you’ll get custom advice for your situation.

Meet the Coaches

Scroll down to view calendars and read bios for all Colorado coaches. Choose a coach and your preferred date, then click to sign up!* Don't see a calendar? Try logging out and refreshing your page, or email for assistance.

Coaching is available to anyone brand-new to teaching — without a teaching credential or experience as a lead teacher in any state — who is living in the U.S., or is a U.S. citizen living abroad. If you’re not eligible for coaching, you can learn more about becoming a CO teacher with the TEACH Colorado Licensure Guide or from the Colorado Department of Education.

  • Black and white headshot of Amy smiling at the camera.

    Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in Contemplative Education and has over 15 years of experience in a variety of Early Childhood teaching roles, from FFN provider to Mentor Teacher. Amy is passionate about the field of Early Childhood and brings that to her current role as an Early Childhood Career Navigator for the Colorado Department of Education, and looks forward to supporting you on your own journey.

  • Headshot of Ann smiling at the camera.

    Hello, my name is Ann and I am a retired educator from Denver. I was in the classroom for 31 years. I advocate for students, teachers and families. I have supervised several students in higher education courses and their Student Teaching.

  • Picture of Carly sitting outside smiling at the camera.

    Carly is an 4th grade teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District. She has been teaching 4th grade at a diverse Title 1 STEM school in Longmont, Colorado. Carly received her undergraduate degree and teaching license from Metropolitan State University in Denver and her Graduate degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity from Colorado University of Boulder.

  • Picture of Kim in her classroom smiling at the camera.

    Kim is a bilingual preschool and elementary teacher with 27 years of experience. She looks forward to helping you explore options to join the teaching profession and making a difference in the lives of our young people! She coaches early childhood and K-12 candidates. Kim habla inglés y español.

  • Headshot of Sam smiling at the camera with short dark hair.

    Sam is a high school science teacher in the Denver metro area. Sam entered teaching via a Masters program and has been in the classroom for eight years. He is active as an equity advocate and in inclusive curriculum development.

  • Headshot of Scott in a black shirt smiling at the camera.

    Scott teaches Special Education in the Denver area and went through the alternative licensure pathway. He looks forward to sharing his advice and knowledge with you!

  • Headshot of Sharlene smiling at the camera.

    Sharlene has worked at the Colorado Department of Education since 2015. She supported the Early Childhood Workforce team by credentialing, answering questions on the help desk, providing technical assistance with the PDIS online site, and supervised the credential technicians. Sharlene’s new focus is on early childhood career navigation. She is excited to provide resources, opportunities, and guidance to early childhood professionals.

  • Headshot of Tanya smiling at the camera.

    Tanya is currently a fourth grade teacher. She has been an educator for 28 years and has taught grades K-9. She holds licensure in elementary education, special education, and linguistically diverse learners. In addition, she holds principal licensure and has worked as a dean of students and professional learning coach/staff developer.

  • Headshot of Sarah wearing glasses and smiling at the camera.

    My name is Sarah. I have been teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grade for 21 years. I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Adams State University, my masters degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Adams State University and a masters degree in Mathematical Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. I have taught all subjects, and would love to answer any and all questions you may have about getting started in this profession.

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Amy

Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in Contemplative Education and has over 15 years of experience in a variety of Early Childhood teaching roles, from FFN provider to Mentor Teacher. Amy is passionate about the field of Early Childhood and brings that to her current role as an Early Childhood Career Navigator for the Colorado Department of Education, and looks forward to supporting you on your own journey.

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