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Alternative Principal Program

Program Requirements

  1. Background Check - Submit fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation

  2. Alternative Principal Application
    • Submit the online application via the CDE eLicensing system for a alternative principal authorization to the Colorado Department of Education
    • Must hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accepted, regionally accredited college or university
    • Applicants must work with their district to submit the application
    • If the application is approved, candidates may become employed or appointed by the partner school district in a principal or principal-like position

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Denver, CO 80222
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Denver, CO 80203
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