To apply, please go to the Academic Outreach application and follow the instructions. Then follow the information provided in the Enrollment Guide.
To enroll in the College of Education Seminar Series, ensure you have completed the application. Then finish the remaining steps in the Enrollment Guide using the information below.


  • If you would like to attend all six seminars, follow the course information below
    • NLED 6001-N01: Topics in Teacher Leadership
    • Class number: 40923
    • Dates: Saturdays 8:00AM-12:00PM, October 20- December 15
    • Location: UCCS Downtown Campus
    • Cost: $649


  • Participants interested in attending individual seminars, follow the information corresponding to the seminar you would like to attend
    • NLED 6002-N01:Coaching for Teacher Leaders 
      • Class number: 40927
      • Date: October 20
      • Cost: $129
    • NLED 6003-N01:Induction for Teacher Leaders  
      • Class number :41047
      • Date: October 27
      • Cost: $129
    • NLED 6004-N01: Inclusion for Teacher Leaders 
      • Class number :40932
      • Date: November 10
      • Cost: $129
    • NLED 6005-N01: Finance for Teacher Leaders
      • Class number :40933
      • Date: November 17
      • Cost: $129
    • NLED 6006-N01: Development & Teacher Leaders
      • Class number :40934
      • Date: December 1
      • Cost: $129
    • NLED 6007-N01: Partners & Teacher Leaders
      • Class number :40938
      • Date: December 15
      • Cost: $129

If you have questions about the online application, please contact the College of Education, Student Resource Office at: 719-255-4996 or

PPBOCES/UCCS Two Year Alternative Program Teacher-in-Residence

Teacher-in-Residence (TIRP) is operated by the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services (PPBOCES) and UCCS Online & Academic Outreach.

This alternative licensure program offers a unique "road to travel" to earn a Colorado Teacher License. The two-year program allows one to earn a salary while teaching in a classroom. Participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the program and concurrently earn a Colorado Teacher License.

Upon successful completion of the program, candidates can apply for an Initial Colorado Teacher's License. UCCS College of Education offers the opportunity for TIRP participants to enroll for UCCS graduate credit, 9 graduate credit hours can be used toward degree requirements for the Masters in Curriculum & Instruction.

Applications are accepted year round, programs begin in January & August of each year: PPBOCES Application »

The TIRP is a field-based program for the mature learner. As such, it may be unsuitable for some people.

  • Is two years long, including a summer session. (For the Special Ed Generalist Endorsement, two summer sessions are required)
  • Begins in August and January
  • Includes mentoring. Each teacher is assigned a mentor and a field coach to support one's growth as a teacher.
  • Includes classroom observation/supervision activities. Each teacher will participate in 100 hours of professional development within their school which is then recorded on their Professional Development log.
  • Includes a teacher education curriculum based on the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards and Elements.
  • Participants are expected to attend all classes. Classes are held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Successfully demonstrate each of the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards and Elements
  • Successfully complete all assignments from the teacher education curriculum.

To be admitted to the TIRP, candidates must:

  • Take and pass the PLACE or PRAXIS II test in his/her content area if applying without the 24 credits. Elementary Teachers must take the PLACE or PRAXIS II to meet the state requirements.
  • Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 24 credits must align with an area in which Colorado grants a Teacher License, see our website under Program Requirements.
  • Pass a background check, including fingerprinting (request fp card from office).
  • Have a strong capacity to learn the considerable skills of teaching while being a beginning teacher.
  • Pay an initial fee of $1,000.00 upon receiving an employment contract as a teacher, which is payable by a cashier's check or money order to PPBOCES/2YALP.
To be considered for the Superintendent Preparation Program, please go to Graduate Online Application and follow the instructions.

When you get to the dropdown menu asking you to select a field of study, choose "Endorsement/Certificate Programs" and then choose the subplan "Superintendent" at the next dropdown.

If you have questions about the online application, please contact the College of Education, Student Resource Office at: 719-255-4996 or