Application Process

Also see our How to Apply section.

How do I apply and what is the application process?

Please refer to the following application and admissions timeline for the 2015-16 residency year:

  • Complete and submit the online application and request that the supplementary documents be sent to the Denver Teacher Residency office by the application deadline.¬†All application materials and references must be received by the application deadline in order to be considered.
    • There are a limited number of resident openings. These openings are filled by candidates who completed their application by the priority deadline first; if there are openings remaining, we will screen candidates who complete their application by the final deadline.
  • Once you create an account, you can access your application at any time. The online application is the only type of application accepted.
  • References: Once you submit this section in the application, those individuals provided as references will receive an automated email with a link to start their online referral form.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in one of two demonstration days. This selection process includes an in-person interview, teaching demonstration, among other group activities. Final Demonstration day will take place on March 7 and March 8, 2014.
  • Following demonstration day, candidates will be notified, via email, if they have been accepted into the DTR program.

What are the application components?

  • Click here to download the DTR Application Checklist PDF.

What tests are required to apply?

  • Elementary Education applicants must take either the PLACE (elementary education #01) or Praxis II (elementary education content knowledge #0014 or computer-based #5014)
  • Secondary Mathematics applicants must take the PLACE (mathematics #04) or Praxis II (computer-based #5161 – no paper-based exam is available)
  • Secondary Science applicants must take the PLACE (science #05) or Praxis II (general science #0435 or computer-based #5435)

Do I need to take the GRE or the MAT?

  • No. DTR applicants are not required to take the GRE or the MAT.

Can I reapply if I do not get admitted?

  • Yes. You can reapply for DTR in the subsequent application year.

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