Alternative Teacher Licensure

Alternative 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)

Agriculture and Renewable Resources  |   Business / Marketing     English  

Mathematics  |  Middle School Math Family and Consumer Studies  |  Science  |  Social Studies  |  Speech

Technology Education (Industrial Arts)


K-12 Endorsements

Art  |  Dance  |  Drama  |  World Language(s)  |  Health  |  Instructional Technology (Computers) |  Music​

​ Physical Education  | ​Special Education Generalist:  Successfully pass the state-approved elementary content exam  and hold any other CDE approved license.

Program cost: 

$3,700 for candidates in the Mountain BOCES member districts; $4,200 for candidates in non-member districts with additional costs for travel if a candidate is employed at a distance from a Mountain BOCES field supervisor.
0-100 miles = $500
100-200 miles = $750
more than 200 miles = $1,000


$5000 for candidates in Special Education Generalist endorsement program

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. 

Once completed, Joy will send the SOA back to you to upload to your online application for your alternative license.

Joy Yudnich, or 719-486-2603