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.
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.
Licensure/Alternative Licensure only
UCCS/PPBOCES Two Year Alternative Licensure Program
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
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!
Certain Districts in the Pikes Peak area support payroll deduction.
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12)
Instructional Technology (K-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-8)
Physical Education (K-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Special Education (K-12)
Technology Education (Industrial Arts) (7-12)
World Languages (K-12)
Program Semesters/Steps Overview
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races