Application Process

How do I apply and what is the application process?

  • To begin your application, click on the “Apply Now” button, which will redirect you to the full application through the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education Admissions Office. You can also click here to begin the online application with DU. You will be required to create a username and password. You may use this information to start and return to your application at any point all the way up to the time you submit.
  • Important update: All Denver Teacher Residency applicants must complete the online application through the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education Admissions Office to be considered for the program. Applications will only be accepted through the University of Denver (DU).
  • For all questions pertaining to the application process, please call the Office of Admissions at Morgridge College of Education at 303-871-2509.

What are the application components?

  • Click here for the 2016/17 application checklist.

Where and when do I send my official transcripts?

  • One official copy of all transcripts from any university or college must be submitted to the DU Office of Graduate Studies in order for you to be formally admitted to the program. This means they must have your official transcripts on file if you are selected to join the program after our interviews on Demonstration Day. We strongly recommend you send one official copy of all your transcripts to the address below no later than your application deadline. You will still be eligible to interview without official copies submitted, but will be asked to provide unofficial copies in order to participate in Demonstration Day.

Office of Graduate Studies
2199 South University Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80208

  • In order to be considered for the 2016/17 cohort, send your transcripts to the Office of Graduate Studies by January 24, 2016. In order to avoid a delay in your acceptance to the program, it is imperative you send DU copies of ALL your official transcripts.
  • The Denver Teacher Residency will also require a copy of your official transcripts for your employment with the Denver Public School district. Please order an extra copy of all official transcripts, but hold on to the second copy until you are formally accepted to the program and are directed to submit transcripts.

What tests are required to apply?

  • Elementary Education applicants must take either the PLACE (elementary education #01) or Praxis II (elementary education content knowledge computer-based #5018)
  • 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 submit another application for DTR in the subsequent application year.

Can I apply for the University of Denver’s Teacher Education Program and Denver Teacher Residency simultaneously?


Information Sessions for the 2015-2016 year

August 12, 2015 approximate time 5:30 pm.

Additional dates to follow.


Denver Teacher Residency


Information Sessions

Info Sessions 2015/16
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Denver University