Teacher Preparation Program


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.

Hands-On Classroom Teaching Experience
Teacher candidates spend four days each week for one school year in either an elementary or preschool classroom, working alongside a mentor teacher in a co-teaching role. Coursework begins in August with an orientation week and continues every Friday throughout the school year.

Colorado Teaching License
Upon completion of the program, teacher candidates receive their Initial Colorado Teaching License in either Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education. 

Master’s Degree
Participants in the preparation program may choose to complete a Master’s in Education and Human Development, through our partnership with the University of Colorado Denver. Teacher candidates in the Master’s program receive eighteen hours of graduate credit for their classroom teaching experience and coursework completed during their program year. The remaining eighteen credits are generally taken over the summer and following year.

TEACH: Superhero

The Friends School Teacher Prep Program was one of the best years of my life, and it has shaped my entire teaching career. I completed the program in 2008 and have been teaching from the heart ever since. Thank you!
~ Mackenzie F-H, former TC

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TPP Information Sessions

RSVP by selecting a date below:
Nov 15, 9am
Nov 29, 2pm
Dec 13, 9am
Jan 10, 9am
Jan 18, 4pm
Jan 22, 1pm

Please contact tppinfo@friendsschoolboulder.org for more information.

Contact Us

List of 2 members.

  • Julie Hart, EdD 

    Teacher Preparation Program Director
    303-499-1999 x270
    Sam Houston State University - BS in Psychology
    University of Colorado Denver - MA in Educational Psychology
    University of Colorado Denver - EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Liz Berube 

    Teacher Preparation Program Manager
    303-499-1999 x239
    Ithaca College, Ithaca NY - BS, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
    Front Range Community College, Boulder CO - Director Qualification
    University of Colorado Denver - MS, Education Psychology
    Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program - Colorado Teaching License