Regis University is proud to announce a partnership with the Boettcher Teachers Program, an intensive, residency-based, dual licensure and Master’s degree program designed to recruit, prepare and retain outstanding teachers for urban schools.
This tuition-supported program provides an affordable way for top college graduates and career-changers to become outstanding teachers specifically in and for high-priority schools. By committing to five years of teaching in urban schools, your Master of Education with Licensure at Regis will be partially paid for by Boettcher.
- Earn your alternative Colorado Teaching License in the first year.
- Complete your Master of Education and earn your CDE endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education by the end of year two.
- Boettcher will help pay for tuition and you can still apply for Financial Aid and scholarships.
- Earn a $10,000 stipend in your first year of residency. By year two, you will be compensated as a teacher of record in a partnership school.
- Receive extensive mentoring and coaching to ensure your success as you embark on a teaching career.
Application Deadline: June 4, 2012
Regis enrollment counselors are ready and available to guide you through the application process process and assist you with any questions you may have. NOTE: The Regis application fee is waived for applicants to the Boettcher Teachers Program, so be sure to mention this to your enrollment counselor.
Boettcher Teachers Program Mission
Teachers in public schools serving high numbers of low-income, culturally and racially diverse students are frequently under-qualified, under-prepared and under-supported. In fact, about one-third of new teachers leave the profession after just three years, and about half leave within five years, often citing a lack of practical preparation and on-the-job mentoring. And teachers are more likely to leave high poverty schools-where there is the greatest need for quality teachers.
To address these problems, the Boettcher Teachers Program was conceived to prepare and support exceptional teachers for urban students and schools.
The program’s goals are:
- To recruit top-notch, highly motivated, diverse college graduates and mid-career changers, especially those with a desire to work for equity in schools, and those who qualify in district shortage subject areas (e.g., math and science; bilingual education)
- To improve teacher quality in partner districts’ high-needs schools.
- To develop awareness of, and strategies for, ensuring equitable educational experiences for ALL students.
- To increase retention of outstanding teachers in high-needs schools.
- To enhance collaborative cultures in partner districts and schools.
- To support the ongoing learning of mentor teachers as teachers and as mentors.
- To support improved student achievement in partner schools.