Teacher Cadet Students

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a Junior or Senior
  • Have a GPA/GPR of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Be recommended by three or more instructors
  • Submit an essay on why one wants to be in the class
  • Participate in an interview
  • Agree to provide data for program evaluation via a brief pre- and post-survey.


Theme 1: Experiencing Learning

Students will identify learning needs and styles as well as gain an understanding of growth and development as it relates to diversity.

Theme 2: Experiencing the Profession

Students will learn the history and trends of education as well as the structure and governance of schooling, especially special education.  Students will be able to describe the proper steps to teacher certification and explore the teacher education programs at Colorado colleges and universities.

Theme 3: Experiencing the Classroom

Students will observe teachers and prepare lessons after identifying effective teaching practices.  Students will apply their instruction during an internship where they will teach in a classroom.

Next Steps

Contact your counselor at your local high school to sign up for the Teacher Cadet program!

Curious about teaching?

Our partner, TEACH Colorado, is a program that provides free tools and resources to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get support like 1-on-1 coaching, up to $100 back in fee reimbursements towards expenses related to applying to a teacher prep program, and a chance to win a regional $1,000 scholarship!

Check them out here!