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Two-Year Alternative Licensure Program

The Two Year Alternative Licensure Program (2YALP) is a partnership between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs-College of Education and Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Teachers earn a 1st year salary while working in the classroom as the Teacher of Record while attending classes on Saturdays to fulfill the necessary requirements to earn their license. Instructors in this program include people currently working in public education, university staff, CDE experts, as well as other professionals working in the field of K-12 education. Because we offer a curriculum that is rich in literacy instruction, research-based classroom strategies, and educating the whole child, the 2YALP is known across the state as one of the most put-together alternative licensure programs available.

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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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This program has enabled me to pursue a lifelong goal of being an elementary school teacher because they acknowledged prior academic achievements combined with my work experience and provide a laser focused pathway to licensure that is sustainable and achievable, all while working full time.

Josephine Montoya

Two-Year Alternative Licensure Program
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UCCS/PPBOCES Two Year Alternative Licensure Program
  • 24 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Jan. 15, 2022
    Application Deadlines
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Program Info

The Two-Year Alternative Licensure Program provides individuals who have already completed their bachelor’s degree a chance to pursue the dream of becoming an educator without the expense and time commitment of enrolling in a 4-year College. Our teachers earn a 1st year teacher’s salary while working full time in the classroom and attending seminars taught by seasoned public school educators on the weekends. The Two-Year Alternative Licensure provides all of the necessary tools to be successful in the classroom right from the start. 

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  • 24 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Jan. 15, 2022
    Application Deadlines
Tuition & Fees
In State Tuition
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
Students at Two-Year Alternative Licensure Program have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Two-Year Alternative Licensure Program to see if you can, too!
Payroll Deductions

Certain Districts in the Pikes Peak area support payroll deduction. 

Licensure Area
Business Education (7-12)
Dance (K-12)
Drama (K-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Instructional Technology (K-12)
Mathematics (7-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-8)
Music (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Special Education (K-12)
Technology Education (Industrial Arts) (7-12)
World Languages (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Semester I

  • Semester II

  • Semester III

  • Semester IV

  • Semester V

  • Semester VI

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

  • Mentoring & Coaching

  • Program Commitment to Improvement & Excellence

Total Enrollment
Program Completers
Acceptance Rate
  • Male
  • Female
  • 34%
  • 66%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 1%
  • 3%
  • 4%
  • 10%
  • 0%
  • 80%
  • 1%
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