Application Process

Please refer to the following application and admissions timeline for the 2016-2017 year:

  • Speak with your Faculty Advisor or Dean to let them know you are interested in applying for the program and to request their recommendation (which will be sent to them upon completion of the next step).
  • Complete and submit your Statement of Interest online by selecting “Apply Now.”
  • If you are an MSU Denver student, please fill out the interest form and a link to an application will be sent to you.
  • If you are a CU Denver Undergraduate, please fill out the interest form. Your Application for your Professional Year with CU Denver will act as your application for STR.
  • If you are a CU Denver Graduate Student, please fill out the interest form.  Your Application for the Urban Community Teacher Education will act as your application for STR.
  •  All application materials must be received by the application deadline in order to be considered.
  • Once you create an account, you can access your application at any time. The online application is the only type of application accepted.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in a demonstration day, which includes additional screening activities, including an interview.



This program is looking for candidates who have demonstrated strong performance in their coursework leading up to student teaching and who are deeply committed to working with Denver’s children in the city’s classrooms. While the Residency year is rigorous and intense, candidates will be fully prepared for the challenges faced by novice teachers.

Information Sessions:

  • TBD