This type of renewal credit is typically offered through a Colorado school district or BOCES. They usually issue the credit based on the amount of contact hours spent in the educational activity. The Colorado school district or BOCES must provide evidence to the educator of the amount of in-service credit earned for each activity. This is typically in the form of a certificate or letter bearing the school's name, date of activity, signature of supervisor or in-service provider, and amount of in-service credit earned.
An official transcript bears the seal of the college or university and signature of the registrar. Some seals are raised while others are colored. Official transcripts with the registrar's seal and stamped "Issued to Student" will be accepted.
Colleges and universities earn regional accreditation status by meeting acceptable levels of quality and performance.
For a list of the accrediting bodies for higher education that have been
approved and accepted by the Colorado State Board of Education, please see:Regionally Accredited Institutions of Higher Education.
A program of study for the preparation of educators, including student teaching, that upon completion leads to a recommendation for licensure from an
accepted, regionally accredited institution of higher education.
This term refers to one of the routes available for adding an endorsement to a valid Colorado teaching license. 24 hours of academic credit, and a passing score on the content area assessment are required before the endorsement can be added to a valid Colorado teaching license.
Approved Program Verification Form (Formerly
An approved program verification form verifies completion of an approved program from an
acepted, regionally accredited
college or university. The certification officer or the dean of education must sign the