Alternative Teacher Licensure
Mountain BOCES Alternative Teacher Licensure Program (ATLP) Eligible Participants
The alternative teacher pathway describes how candidates obtain their alternative license. The alternative teacher checklist guides candidates through the process. Alternative Licensure candidates must obtain an employment agreement with a Colorado public school as a teacher in the endorsement area for which they are qualified. Alternatively licensed teachers shall be evaluated under the same district and state requirements for licensed employees.
The Mountain BOCES alternative program is a one (1) year teacher preparation program of study and training approved to offer the following teacher endorsement areas:
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Age 8)
Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
For elementary candidates: Successfully pass the state-approved elementary content exam
Secondary Endorsements (Grades 7-12)
Agriculture and Renewable Resources | Business Education | Business / Marketing | English
Mathematics | Family and Consumer Studies | Marketing | Science | Social Studies | Speech
Technology Education (Industrial Arts)
Art | Dance | Drama | World Language(s) | Health | Instructional Technology (Computers) | Music
For K-12 endorsements and secondary endorsements:
Hold a degree in the endorsement area from a regionally-accredited institution; OR Have 24 semester hours in the endorsement area, as outlined within the content-evaluation worksheets ; OR Earn a passing score on a state-approved assessment for the endorsement area.
Cost: $3,700 for candidates in the Mountain BOCES member districts. Their will be additional costs for travel if a candidate is employed at a distance from a Mountain BOCES field supervisor.
0-100 miles : $500 additional
100-200 miles: $750 additional
200+ miles: $1000 additional
To be certain you are enrolled with Mountain BOCES alternative program (designated agency) you must send Joy Yudnich your Statement of Assurance (SOA). After you fill out the top section and your district fills out the middle section of the form, send to Joy to sign off on the bottom of the form. She will also need a copy of your signed contract from the school district in which you are employed.
Once completed, Joy will send the SOA back to you to upload to your online application for your alternative license.