An Affordable Way into Teaching.
Joining Denver Teacher Residency is a big commitment. That’s why the program is equally committed to making your journey into teaching affordable and attainable. DTR offers a generous stipend during your residency year as well as full tuition reimbursement upon successful completion of the program.
- Stipend: During your residency year, receive a training stipend, disbursed in 10 monthly payments. The amount of stipend is determined by the district’s hardest to staff teaching areas.
- Elementary and Special Education (K-5) Spanish and Secondary (6-12) Math, and Secondary Science (6-12) residents receive a $20,000 stipend;
- Elementary and Special Education English receive a $10,000 stipend
- Degree Discount: You pay approximately $27,000 for the entire master’s degree (University of Denver has discounted typical tuition rates by 50% for DTR residents).
- Competitive Salary: As a full-time teacher of record in Denver Public Schools (DTR years 2-5) you earn a competitive salary as defined by ProComp, the district’s groundbreaking pay-for-results salary structure ($38,000-$41,000 starting salary with the potential to earn up to an additional $6,560 in bonuses for achieving student growth objectives, serving in a hard-to-staff position and/or a hard-to-serve school).
- Tuition Reimbursement: Receive full tuition reimbursement through key federal- and district-based sources including, but not limited to:
- Year 1 – AmeriCorps 900-hour service term ($2,363) and TEACH Grant ($4,000)
- Year 2 – ELA Academy apprenticeship stipend ($2,000)
- Years 2-5 – ProComp payment for professional development ($4,000); DTR reimbursement of tuition costs not met through other means
- Health Care: You will have access to health-care benefits through the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education.
Get Rewarded for Great Teaching.
All new teachers in Denver Public Schools are automatically enrolled in ProComp, a landmark, merit-based teacher pay plan that uses incentive opportunities to reward outstanding work. Diverse performance incentives are connected to everything from where and what you teach to results with your students.
A first-year teacher can earn up to $6,560 in ProComp incentives and salary increases for completing professional development, teaching in a hard-to-serve position and/or a hard-to-staff school and tuition reimbursement. For more information on how ProComp works, click here.
For more information on DTR’s Financial Structure, please see our FAQ section.