An early investment in our future educator workforce that will serve as a pipeline to diversify DPS’ corps of teachers.
- Show DPS students a wide range of experiences that lead them into the world of education.
- Provide DPS’ grade 9-12 students with opportunities to earn post-secondary credits and engage in Work-Based Learning experiences in the education field.
Possible Courses Include *classes vary by school
Each course is focused on education with a social justice and equity lens. Students will be exposed to introductory level courses in socially just education, special education, and linguistically diverse education.
The 3 courses should easily transfer into undergraduate teacher preparation programs around the country since most programs require similar courses in order to prepare all teachers to meet the needs of students with varying learning needs.
Looking for a Summer Internship in Education?
Generation Teach partners with local schools to provide high-school and undergraduate students with high-quality summer teaching experiences to inspire them to pursue careers in urban teaching. The Denver Summer Teaching Fellowship includes two weeks of intensive training and five weeks of teaching small groups of middle-school students. Teaching Fellows receive daily coaching and support, as well as a $1,500 taxable scholarship and a $1,252.91 AmeriCorps Education Award. Check out this flier, visit generationteach.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the fellowship opportunity. Upcoming application deadlines are December 5 and January 5. Apply now!
Explore a Career in the Education
Examples of career opportunities include:
|Occupation||Education Level||Median Annual Earnings|
|Teaching Assistant||High School Diploma, Certificate||$26,260|
|Childcare Worker||High School Diploma, Certificate||$22,290|
|Preschool Teacher||Associate’s Degree||$28,990|
|Elementary School Special Education Teachers||Bachelor’s Degree||$61,690|
|High School Teacher||Bachelor’s Degree||$59,170|
|School Counselor||Advanced Degree||$55,410|
Industry information courtesy of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Sample Plans of Study
Click on the links below to see what classes you should take in high school to prepare you for a career in education:
Know what you want to do but don’t know how to get there? Visit CollegeinColorado.org to explore degree programs and financial aid options.
Interested in becoming a teacher for DPS?
Check the following resources.
DPS JobBoard: http://careers.dpsk12.org/apply-now/
Teacher Licensure Requirements: http://careers.dpsk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Qualifications-and-licensing-guide_teachers_v122215.pdf
Alternate Pathways to Teaching: http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachers/additional-pathways-to-teaching/