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Stipends for Rural Educators

The Colorado Center for Rural Education provides a variety of stipends to student teachers and in-service educators working in rural Colorado.

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SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDER STIPEND (SSPS)

This stipend is available to talented individuals interested in Special Services Provider employment in rural or small rural schools in Colorado. 

More about the Special Services Provider Stipend

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COLORADO RURAL [STUDENT] TEACHING STIPEND

This stipend is available to pre-service teachers who will be completing their final student teaching experience in a rural school district and commit to teaching in a rural district after completion.

More about the Colorado Rural Teaching Stipend

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RURAL INSERVICE EDUCATOR STIPEND

This stipend is available to in-service educators in rural Colorado school districts.

More about the Rural Inservice Educator Stipend

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NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHER STIPEND

This stipend is available to K-12 educators pursuing National Board Teacher Certification (NBCT) in rural Colorado school districts

More about the National Board Certification Teacher Stipend

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COLORADO RURAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

The Fellowship is available to  pre-service teacher candidates who complete a year-long clinical experience in a rural school during the final year of their teacher preparation program. 

More about the Colorado Rural Teaching Fellowship

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 COLORADO SUBSTITUTE STIPEND

This $300 stipend is for individuals with a 1-year, 3-year, 5-year, or 2020-2021 Substitute Authorization may qualify for the stipend after meeting  the some simple eligibility requirements. 

More about the Colorado Substitute Stipend


For information about the Rural Alternative Licensure program, please contact the Colorado Department of Education.