Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency

MA in Education with Alternative Teaching License and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement

The Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency is an intensive, residency-based, dual licensure and master's degree program designed to recruit, prepare and retain outstanding teachers for rural schools.

This tuition-supported graduate teacher preparation program provides a way for top college graduates and career-changers to become outstanding teachers specifically in and for high-priority schools.

During the first year, Boettcher Residents will earn a Colorado Teaching License and in the second year will complete a master's degree in education from Adams State University. Residents agree to teach in approved high-priority schools in Colorado for a total of five years (including residency year).

No previous teaching experience is required.

  • Cohort model
  • On campus delivery
  • Cohorts begin each summer term

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application form:

  2. Bring the following documentation with you to the interview

    • Statement of purpose and essay
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Copies of transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
    • Two current letters of recommendation written on letterhead, specifically addressing the area in which the student wishes to be admitted, speaking to the candidates' strengths and potential 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Complete the FAFSA online at
  • New forms become available January 1st of each year
  • The school code for Adams State University is 001345
  • Be sure to complete an application for both the current year and upcoming year