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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All items listed below must be completed and submitted in order for your application to receive full consideration.

1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

All applicants must complete the Background Information form. This is the first step of the application process for ASPIRE. Click here to begin the ASPIRE Applicant Background Information Form.

2. STATEMENT OF INTEREST
All applicants are required to submit a personal statement of interest to ASPIRE@ucdenver.edu. Your statement should be approximately one page, typed, single-spaced; please include your name and title at the top of the page. Please write a short statement stating why you want to become a teacher in your district. Please address the following:
• Your educational goals and professional goals
• Your past work experiences in education and other fields
• Why you should be considered for this program
• Lifestyle challenges you anticipate when you enter the program
• What assistance you might need

3. RESUME
All applicants are required to submit a resume to aspire@ucdenver.edu. Please include:
• Professional certificates
• Educational degrees
• Professional experiences
• Relevant awards, publications, presentations, & achievements

4. CONTRACT/LETTER OF OFFER

All applicants must submit a Contract or Letter of Offer to ASPIRE@ucdenver.edu. Your contract or letter of offer must be signed and dated by you and your current employer. It will also need to verify current employment of 51% or more in your endorsement area.

University of Colorado Denver
School of Education & Human Development
Continuing and Professional Education/ASPIRE
999 Eighteenth Street, Suite 144
Denver, CO 80202

5. TRANSCRIPTS
All applicants are required to submit their official degree conferred transcript from your undergraduate program to aspire@ucdenver.edu.

6. PLACE/PRAXIS EXAM RESULTS (or Transcript review verification) All applicants must submit evidence that you are highly qualified to teach in your endorsement area. This includes one of the following:

  • Completed Content Review Sheet for your endorsement area (if you are going through the transcript review process)
  • Official PLACE/Praxis Score reports.

Important Information: Sending us your PLACE/Praxis Exam Scores

  • When you sign up to take your PLACE/Praxis exam, please mark to send your scores to: The University of Colorado Denver - ASPIRE (ALT) - Code: 4936
  • If you have already take the official PLACE/Praxis exam and have not sent them to the University, please send your official exam score reports to ASPIRE@ucdenver.edu.

For more information on the PLACE/Praxis exams go to: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/content_tests

and

Download the Educator Preparation List of Providers for Colorado Approved Praxis Exams

For more information in regards to the Content/Endorsement Area Review Sheets go to: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/licensure_addendorsment_info

 

What our Candidates have to say…

I appreciate the one-on-one support that ASPIRE provides. I recommend ASPIRE because it provides a deep-dive into so many essential skills that I need as a new teacher.

Kayln, ASPIRE Candidate
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Check out the presentations below for a quick overview of the different pathways to alternative teacher licensure and be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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