There are many opportunities for fellows after they complete their service year, including opportunities within Denver Math Fellows and Denver Literacy Fellows to become a Lead Fellow or Assistant Coordinator. More information about these positions will be provided during your service year.
In addition to this, we also partner with a number of organizations to connect fellows with opportunities after their service year. These partnerships are with alternative certification programs in Denver Public Schools (DPS), charter management organizations and other service organizations. Information about opportunities with these organizations will be available at summer institute and distributed via email during the year.
Teach in DPS!
Program overview: STR is a residency-based program for students who are in their senior year of a teacher preparation program at a partnering university. Residents complete their program requirements by working in a DPS classroom alongside a mentor teacher for an entire academic year. Structure: One year clinical learning experience with weekly seminar sessions to support developments. Weekly classes to complete coursework for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Endorsement. Learn more about STR!
Program overview: DTR is a residency-based pre-service preparation program where students earn a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver, while working in a DPS classroom alongside a mentor teacher for an entire academic year. Structure: Yearlong residency experience in conjunction with Master’s Degree program with a four year commitment to DPS to serve as a teacher of record in a high needs position. Coursework is designed to complete requirements for Special Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Endorsement. Learn more about DTR!
Teach For America recruits remarkable and diverse individuals to teach for at least two years in 1 of 52 low-income communities across the country (including Denver!). TFA corps members teach all subjects from Pre-K-12th grade, including Special Education and Spanish as well as core subjects. Corps members earn full salaries, state teaching certification, AmeriCorps benefits, and have the option of simultaneously pursuing a Master’s degree. After two years in the classroom, TFA alumni continue their leadership as classroom teachers, administrators, policy makers, non-profit leaders, and more. One-third of the 2015 TFA corps joined as professionals with post-college work experience, and thousands of applicants were AmeriCorps alums. The 2016 application opens on July 31st! Visit www.teachforamerica.org for more info.
One Year, One Mission: Become a Game Changing Teacher.
The University Prep Teaching Fellowship is an intensive, yearlong teacher training program ideal for recent college graduates or career changers interested in earning their Colorado alternative teaching license while gaining hands on experience in a no excuses urban school.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Hungry. Humble. Smart. University Prep is undertaking a comprehensive, nation-wide search for committed, intelligent, hard-working individuals with an unwavering belief that college is in the future of every child.
HOW TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.uprepschool.org/careers to learn more, read job descriptions, and apply.
Teach in Denver Charter Networks!
At KIPP Colorado Schools, demographics don’t determine destiny.
KIPP Colorado Schools is a network of five high-performing college-preparatory public charter schools. We serve grades 9-12 at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, grades 5-8 at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy, and grades 5-8 at KIPP Montbello College Prep. In August of 2015, we will open KIPP Montbello Elementary School with pre-Kindergarten through first grades and KIPP Montbello Collegiate High School with 9th grade.
What we do: We work as a Team and Family to help our students develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits that will allow them to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. We strive to have one hundred percent of KIPPsters get to and through college to ensure a life of choice and opportunity.
How we do it: There are no shortcuts to success. Outstanding educators, rigorous lessons, more time in school, and strong school culture support our students as they climb the mountain to college. We work as a team and use data to constantly reflect in order to improve our practice.
Learn more about KIPP Colorado today!
Our Mission and Core Beliefs:
STRIVE Prep believes in success for every student. Through a demanding education of high standards, structure, and accountability, we prepare students for educational success from kindergarten through college. In support of our students, we are passionately committed to three Core Beliefs: every child deserves a demanding, standards-based education; accountable community develops character; and great teachers are essential for academic excellence.
Our Students and Results:
- STRIVE Prep is a growing network of nine schools, (one elementary, six middle, and two high schools), serving 3,000 students in three regions across the Denver metro area.
- Approximately 97 percent of STRIVE Prep students identify as students of color, 91 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 42 percent are English Language Learners, and 12 percent receive Special Education services.
- STRIVE Prep has a track record of academic achievement. A STRIVE Prep school led all Denver Public School middle schools in academic growth for seven consecutive years from our opening in 2006 until 2013. STRIVE Prep led all DPS schools at any level in academic growth in 2011 and 2013.
We believe in equity. Therefore, admission is open to all students in the communities we serve; academic proficiency, socioeconomic status, and prior performance are not considered for enrollment.
Learn more about STRIVE Prep!
Rocky Mountain Prep’s Fellowship is a year-long teacher preparation program that provides aspiring teachers with the hands-on experience and personalized coaching they need to become highly effective classroom instructors. Instead of participating in a traditional, theory-based teaching program, RMP believes in the power of providing intensive training through firsthand classroom experience alongside a lead teacher. RMP fellows become top teaching candidates by working to master the following areas:
- Demonstrating strong classroom management
- Creating high levels of student engagement
- Effectively planning and executing daily lessons
- Embodying a high level of professionalism
The fellowship offers hands-on classroom experience, one-on-one coaching, and continuous development throughout the year.
Whether you are a recent graduate or career switcher, transitioning into the classroom can be challenging. To help you with this transition, DSST’s Apprentice Teacher ten-month program will give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help you become an effective teacher. You will have the opportunity to develop your instructional practice through continuous professional learning with an assigned mentor and our Learning & Development team, build relationships with students through an advisory, and gradually assume responsibility for classroom instruction and student development.
Learn more about DSST!
Roots Elementary is a new charter school in Denver revolutionizing elementary education. Roots draws on best practices from high-performing schools around the country, cutting edge technology, and an innovative use of time and space that finally puts students at the center of their education. Roots Teaching Fellows study under mentor teachers and receive individualized coaching and professional development with the goal of becoming lead teachers after completing the one year program. Roots will pay for your licensure through the University of Colorado, provide health benefits and a $20,000 living stipend.
Learn more about ROOTS!
Additional Service Opportunities!
The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Mission: Inspiring youth to make positive decisions for healthy and successful lives.
Organization Overview: SOS Outreach is a national youth development non-profit which utilizes adventure sports to engage at-risk students in long-term mentorship relationships. The SOS curriculum encourages responsibility, self-confidence, service, and leadership skills by instilling five core values: courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, and compassion. After finalizing a merger with Meet the Wilderness, SOS now offers a year-round, long-term curriculum which combines the core values, activity days, leadership workshops, and service learning projects. SOS works with local school districts and youth agencies to identify the students who will benefit most from the structure and consistency of the curriculum. The program encourages students to set and achieve goals while increasing their ability to combat the risk factors they face. Since 1993, we have inspired positive decision making for healthy and successful lives.
Learn more about SOS Outreach!
Education Pioneers Program Description:
Education Pioneers unleashes the potential of leaders and managers to transform education so that all students receive an outstanding education. Through selective Fellowships and ongoing Alumni and Partner Services, we strengthen the ranks of exceptional leaders, managers, and analysts in key education organizations, including school districts, charter school organizations, education agencies, nonprofits, and more to support strong teaching and learning results. By 2023, we will build a network of 10,000 diverse pioneers working in critical roles across the sector.
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The Boettcher Teacher Residency operates on the principle that the classroom is the best place for teachers to develop the skills they need, so our teacher training program places them in teaching positions alongside master teachers right from the start. Every day, our Boettcher Teachers are deeply involved in teaching students, all while fulfilling their own coursework requirements for a master’s degree in education. Boettcher Teacher Residency recruits and trains individuals to have an exceptional teaching career through a hands-on Master’s degree program.