Teacher education

We have offered high quality teacher education courses and strong school district partnerships for over 100 years in the Four Corners region. Each year about 50 students graduate from our personalized programs. Most students continue to teach in the region or return to their home towns to begin their teaching careers.

Get your Colorado teacher license

Teacher certification

Most of our teacher education programs meet requirements for your Colorado teacher license. Some of our programs are designed to bring your existing teacher certification to a new level or prepare you as an educator in settings that don't require licensure. We even offer graduate level alternative teacher certification programs.

Teacher education degrees

Undergraduate programs

  • Elementary Education - Teach a variety of subjects in kindergarten through 6th grade.
  • Early Childhood Education - Teach a variety of subjects in pre-School through 3rd grade.
  • Educational Studies - Work in youth programs but do not get a teacher license.
  • K-12 Teaching License - Get a degree in your chosen content area and earn a teacher's license for elementary through high school.
    • Art K-12 Education
    • Exercise Science K-12 Education
    • Music K-12 Education
    • Theatre K-12 Education 
    • World Language (Spanish) K-12 Education
  • Secondary Teaching License - Get a degree in your chosen content area and earn a teacher's license for middle and high school.
    • Biochemistry Secondary Education
    • Biology Secondary Education
    • Chemistry Secondary Education
    • English Secondary Education
    • History Secondary Education
    • Mathematics Secondary Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) minor - Add an endorsement to your degree to give you an edge on others competing for the same jobs.



  • Post-Baccalaureate - Do you already have a degree? Use this program to add a teacher license.

Colorado is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) through the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE). For more information concerning the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement please go to the following website located within the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Reciprocity for teacher licensure in other states other than Colorado has not been determined at this time.

Bonnie Albright Scholarship Fund

Bonnie Albright, honoree of the Bonnie Albright Teacher Education department scholarshipFamily and friends have raised more than $42,000 in Bonnie's honor.  Please join with us in celebrating her life and in the effort to change lives through this scholarship by giving today.

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FLC Teacher Education department students student teaching in Costa Rica

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Accreditation by:
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, accrediting agency of our Teacher Education department

Member of:
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, department partner

Authorized by:
Colorado Department of Higher Education supporting Colorado teacher licensure