ALTERNATIVE PRINCIPAL LICENSURE

The Mountain BOCES alternative program is a one year principal preparation program of study and
training approved to offer the candidate an initial principal license.

Alternative Principal Licensure candidates must obtain an employment agreement with a Colorado public school as a principal in the endorsement area for which they are qualified. Alternatively licensed principals shall be evaluated under the same district and state requirements for licensed employees.

The Mountain BOCES alternative program is a one year principal preparation program of study and training approved to offer the candidate an initial principal license.

The candidate must hold a four year degree at a regionally accredited college or university. View the accepted regional institutional accrediting organizations. View transcript requirements page.

Program Cost

$5,000 for candidates in the Mountain BOCES member districts.
Additional costs for travel if a candidate is employed at a distance from a Mountain BOCES field supervisor.

0-100 miles = $500
100-200 miles = $750
more than 200 miles = $1,000

Step-by-Step Guide to Obtaining a Principal Authorization

Before a candidate may apply for a principal authorization, the following three criteria must be met:

  • There is a demonstrated need for the principal or assistant principal position in the partnering Colorado school district or BOCES;

  • An employment agreement for the position exists; and

  • An individualized principal plan has been developed and vetted by CDE/Educator Development as meeting established indicators.

Become an Alternative Candidate Today

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.

Joy Yudnich, joyy@mtnboces.org or 719-486-2603