The K-12 Teacher Externship Program has created a variety of resources for businesses, educators, and our partners to help build a system that works for everyone. For additional questions about the program or how to apply, please contact Kelly Reeser, Teacher Externship Grant Coordinator, at kelly.reeser@state.co.us or 720-576-3480.

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Founding Legislation

CDLE’s statewide Teacher Externship Program was created by HB23-1198 in Colorado’s 2023 legislative session.

Read the Statute

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Program Tools for Businesses and Educators

These resources provide templates, examples, and ideas for businesses and educators to use in creating the ideal externship experience.

Teacher Externship Toolkit   Teacher Externship Examples

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to questions you may have as a business leader or educator about the Teacher Externship Program are included in these documents. Content is updated as new questions arise. 

FAQs for Businesses   FAQs for Educators

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State-Level Alignment

CDLE’s Teacher Externship Program aligns with current data, recommendations, and best practices framed by the Colorado Workforce Development Council.

Colorado Talent Pipeline Report   Colorado's Work Based Learning Continuum

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Additional Resources

A program announcement, flyer, news article, a link to a free statewide networking tool, and additional programs are available here.