The Mountain BOCES alternative program is a one year teacher preparation program of
study and training approved to offer several teaching endorsements.

Click here to view our program brochure

Alternative Teacher Licensure candidates must obtain an employment agreement with a Colorado public school as a teacher in the endorsement area for which they are qualified. 

Choose Mountain BOCES As your Educator Preparation Program

To be certain you are enrolled with Mountain BOCES alternative program (designated agency) you must send Joy Yudnich your Statement of Assurance (SOA).  After you fill out the top section and your district fills out the middle section of the form, send to Joy to sign off on the bottom of the form. Once completed, Joy will send the SOA back to you to upload to your online application for your alternative license.

Wendy Wyman, or 719-486-2603

Program Cost

$5,000 for candidates in the Mountain BOCES member districts (Buena Vista, Lake, Park Re-2, and Salida) A $1,300 waiver is available for some teachers. An additonal waiver of up to $1,000 is available for Early Childhood Alternative Teachers.

$5,500 for candidates in non-member districts A $1,300 waiver is available for some teachers.

$6,300 for candidates in Special Education Generalist endorsement program A $1,300 waiver is available for some teachers.

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