Program Eligibility

What are the eligibility requirements for the Denver Teacher Residency?

All applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree by no later than June 2015;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (preferred minimum GPA);
  • Not hold a prior teaching license; and
  • Not have misdemeanor(s) or felony(ies) on their criminal record

Elementary education and Special Education applicants (will earn certification in grades K-6) must:

    • Submit a passing score report in either the PLACE (elementary education #01) OR Praxis II (elementary education content knowledge #0014 or #5014) exam

Secondary mathematics applicants (will earn certification for grades 6-12) must:

    • Submit a passing score report in either the PLACE (mathematics #04) or Praxis II (mathematics #5161) exam

Secondary science applicants (will earn certification for grades 6-12) must:

  • Submit a passing score report in either the PLACE (science#05) or Praxis II (general science #0435 or #5435) exam

Am I eligible for the Denver Teacher Residency if I have a teaching license from another state or in a different area than those offered by DTR?

  • No. Denver Teacher Residency is designed for aspiring teachers who do not yet have a teaching license. Applicants with a teaching license from another state: Please visit www.TeachinDenver.com and the Colorado Department of Education to explore Colorado licensure and teaching in Denver Public Schools.

Do I have to be a Colorado resident to be eligible for the Denver Teacher Residency?

  • No. Our program does not have any state residency requirements, although you must live in Colorado during your participation in the program.

Denver Teacher Residency

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