Licensure Contact & Alternative Licensure Program

Chris Eberhardt
Executive Director NW BOCES
PO Box 773390
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Office: 970-879-0391 x303
Cell: 720-317-4210
Fax: 970-879-0442

Alternative Licensure Program Description

The Alternative Licensure Program (ALP) is a state approved non-traditional licensure program offered by NW BOCES to eligible candidates only (see Eligibility Requirements below).

The ALP is designed for the individual who would like to become a licensed teacher in Colorado but has not completed a traditional teacher licensure program through a university.  The program is a one-year “on-the-job” teacher preparation training experience.

Please visit CDE’s website for possible teaching/endorsement areas:

NW Colorado BOCES Alternative Licensure Program Handbook (Teacher)

Click Here to access the Teacher Handbook. The Handbook includes the following sections:

*  Purpose of Alternative Licensure
*  Goals
*  Alternative Teacher Licensure Program and Requirements
*  Eligibility Requirements
*  CDE Application Process
*  Notification to NW BOCES
*  NW BOCES ALP Program Fees
*  Program Content/Completion
*  Candidate Support Team
*  Mentoring
*  Appendix 2: State Alternative Licensure Requirements
*  Appendix 3: Mentor Conversion Checklist
*  Appendix 4: Alternative Licensure Program Completion Verification

Program Contact

Please contact the NW BOCES Executive Director for any questions relating to the NW BOCES alternative licensure program, except for questions on CDE’s alternative license application which should be directed to CDE.

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