Become a teacher + get first 2 years of a teaching degree free!

It's a great time to become a teacher! Early Childhood Education through 12th grade education is among the most high demand careers in Colorado. Englewood Schools will help you on your path to becoming an educator.

Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation (TREP) is a program that allows qualified students in an educator career pathway to concurrently enroll in college courses for the two years after their senior year — tuition-free to the student! Tuition for the college classes is paid by Englewood Schools at the community college tuition rate.

How does the TREP program work?

TREP participants remain students in Englewood Schools for up to two years after their senior year while they take educator pathway college courses. Englewood Schools pays their college tuition at the resident community college rate for up to two years! Students receive their high-school diplomas at the end of their TREP term.

How do I become eligible for TREP? 

Students must be taking or have taken a minimum of one course on the educator pathway course list to be eligible (example: college English). Please see below to get started with the application process.

To qualify for the TREP program, a student must:

  • Be under 21 years of age.

  • Be enrolled as a full-time high school student in Englewood Schools.

  • Be a senior in their fourth year of high school when applying for the program.

  • Be on track to complete all graduation requirements upon the completion of the 12th grade year.

  • Have taken one of the courses listed on the Educator Career Pathway (see below) during the 12th grade year.

  • Have applied to and have been accepted into a qualified Colorado college/university. 

  • Meet all prerequisites for the course(s), including required test scores, and not be in need of any basic skills/remediation coursework in their selected pathway.

  • Have an updated Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) with your high school counselor.

  • Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)

  • Have not participated in the TREP program in previous years.


Educator Career Pathway



Complete the online TREP Student Application.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2024.


Englewood Schools receives TREP program seats through the Colorado Department of Education. Seats are usually allocated in late spring and are limited. Students will be notified of their selection decision as quickly as possible once the district has received their allocated TREP seats. This typically occurs by June 1.

Once a student receives an acceptance letter, they should complete the online Englewood TREP Student/Parent-Guardian Agreement Form.