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Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation Program (TREP)


The Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation (TREP) program was created by SB 21-185. The TREP program creates the opportunity for qualified students in a teaching career pathway to concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses for the two years after the 12th grade year.   

Program specifics are still under development.  More information will be shared as it becomes available.  We are all eager for this program to begin and benefit students, so we appreciate your patience as work begins to put all the pieces in place. 

Current Status

  • The Department of Higher Education is developing a steering committee to design the teaching career pathway. 

  • Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board (CEAB) Subcommittee is being formed to establish guidelines for allocation. 

  • The program will begin in the 2022-23 school year. 

Program Objectives

  1. To increase the number of students who enter the teacher profession. 

  1. Increase the percentage of students who participate in postsecondary education preparation programs, especially among low-income and traditionally underserved populations. 

  1. Create a more diverse teacher workforce to reflect the ethnic diversity of the state. 

  1. Decrease the amount of time that is required for a student to complete a postsecondary educator preparation degree or certificate. 

  1. Increase the opportunities to participate in the teaching career pathway. 

[C.R.S. § 22-35-108.5]