Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation Program (TREP)
The Teacher Recruitment Education Program and Preparation program exists to create opportunities for qualified students in an educator career pathway to concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses for up to two years after the 12th grade year.
Benefits of the TREP Program
- It's PWRFUL--this is part of the Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR) pathway. TREP provides an accelerated opportunity for students to earn a postsecondary credential, helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be postsecondar and workforce ready.
- TREP provides a tuition-free college education for students who qualify for their first and second years while they attend a participating Colorado college.
- Students take college-level courses while still in high school, helping them transition into postsecondary schools much better.
Use this guide to know if you are eligible for TREP
Be College Ready
Before entering the TREP program, you need to be ready for postsecondary coursework and not need developmental education coursework in accordance with the education pathway in which you plan to enroll.
Complete Your ICAP
Your Individualized Career and Academic Plan needs to be complete prior to declaring intent to participate in TREP. Your counselor can help with this process or answer questions you may have.
Pursue an Approved Educator Pathway
You will need to apply to and be accepted into an approved postsecondary educator pathway at an approved Colorado institution of higher education (college or university).
Be Selected by Your High School Counselor
High school counselors will be selecting participants based on all requirements here. Once selected, you will start TREP right after your fourth year of high school, and you will be able to participate in TREP for two consecutive years.
Maintain Good Academic Standing
You must have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in your postsecondary coursework, and you must remain enrolled in an applicable educator pathway to stay enrolled for year 2 of TREP.
Take Applicable Courses
You must take at least one applicable course for your chosen pathway during your senior year of high school, and you must also take at least one applicable course each semester while attending college.