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Rocky Mountain Prep Teaching Fellowship

City Year is proud to partner with Rocky Mountain Prep Teaching Fellowship, so our alums can continue to make a difference in classrooms and the lives of students. Earn your master’s degree and your Colorado teaching license while changing the future for scholars across Denver.

Rocky Mountain Prep Fellowship City Year Career Partner

Rocky Mountain Prep Teaching Fellowship offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

Rocky Mountain Prep offers Teaching Fellows the following benefits:

  • salary of $52,000 with access to comprehensive health and retirement benefits
  • Colorado K-5 teacher certification
  • Master of Arts in teaching degree from Relay Graduate School of Education
  • reimbursement of Relay tuition if you stay at Rocky Mountain Prep for three years
  • more than 250 hours of professional development each year
  • $500 wellness stipend
  • hands-on classroom experience
  • focused one-on-one coaching

Why City Year loves Rocky Mountain Prep Teaching Fellowship

Rocky Mountain Prep Teaching Fellowship is a teacher certification program that gives aspiring teachers the chance to work full time in a classroom while also going to graduate school to earn their Colorado teaching license and Master of Arts in teaching degree. Fellows are paired with an experienced lead teacher, who coaches them throughout the year and provides a model of excellent instruction. The fellowship provides both the pedagogical knowledge all teachers need and abundant opportunities to teach in front of real students. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at Rocky Mountain Prep, and serving with City Year strengthens an applicant’s chances of being selected as a Teaching Fellow.

To apply

Visit Rocky Mountain Prep’s hiring portal to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience on their résumé as part of the application materials. Then, please contact Lela Payne, manager of recruitment and retention, to identify your City Year affiliation after submitting your application.

For more information

Please email any questions to Lela Payne, manager of recruitment and retention, at or Abby Worland, director of Fellow development, at

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Rocky Mountain Prep. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in applying must complete the full application process.

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