Always wanted to be a teacher? Want to earn your teaching license in just one year?
Friends School is fortunate to offer a unique teacher preparation program to aspiring teachers that will enable them to attain a Colorado teaching license as well as a Master’s degree in education. This highly regarded graduate program places teachers in public and independent schools throughout Boulder County each year.
In 10 months, earn your Colorado Initial Teaching License in Elementary or Early Childhood Education.
Option to earn a Master's Degree from The University of Colorado Denver, one of the highest rated graduate schools in the country.
Spend >1000 hours learning and co-teaching with a skilled mentor teacher at one of our 12 different partner schools. We find a host school and mentor teacher for you!
Collaborate and build community with 20-35 other teacher candidates during weekly Friday seminars. You will complete at least 225 hours of coursework taught by various professionals in the field.
Currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. We offer programs for both Elementary and Early Childhood Certification.
RSVP to one of our Free Upcoming Info Sessions to learn more about this exciting program:
Friends School is a private, independent Preschool-8th grade school located in Boulder, Colorado. We've been educating Boulder's students since 1987.
Friends School values all learners. We are a creative, challenging, safe environment where every student is seen, known, and loved. Small class sizes allow us to know each student fully for who they are, meet them where they are as learners, and help them to know themselves and set their own path.
Friends students are academically challenged and prepared to enter the world as thoughtful, kind, genuine, self-advocating, confident, and empathetic citizens. A strong balance of rich academic and social emotional curriculum with an emphasis on character development allows our graduates to successfully transition into any high school environment. Our students not only learn the importance of a social emotional education, they actually LIVE it.
A Friends School education promises essential foundations for a life of success. Our vision is as clear today as it was 30 years ago: challenging minds, nurturing spirits, honoring individuality.