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The Two Year Alternative Licensure Program (2YALP)

is operated by the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services (PPBOCES) and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Online and Academic Outreach.  This alternative licensure program allows one to earn a salary while teaching in the classroom while attending classes to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the program and concurrently earn a Colorado Initial Teacher License. 

A laser focused pathway to licensure

"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, 3rd Grade Teacher

Want more information?

Application Support


Our friends at TEACH Colorado have free tools and resources to make applying to our program easier (and more economical!). Create an account today and immediately access:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.

  • $100 fee reimbursement towards application and testing expenses.

  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.

  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.

  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

Program Start Dates:

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.  Our first class was on August 1st.  We realize that we may have some late hires and will accept new teachers until September 12th. We will have another class starting in January 2021 for mid-year teachers. 

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Office Hours:

9-4 Monday-Friday



2883 South Circle Dr.

Room 231

Colorado Springs, CO 80906