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Available Endorsement Areas for Colorado Educator Licenses

Endorsements on licenses indicate the age or grade level(s), subject area(s), or other areas of specialization, that are appropriate to the applicant's preparation, training, and experience. Endorsements are typically granted in the major areas of specialization and only in those areas which constitute approved programs.

 

Administrator (Grades K-12)

  • Director of Special Education
  • School Administrator

 

Principal (Grades K-12)

  • School Principal

 

Special Services Provider (Ages 0-21)

  • School Audiologist

  • School Counselor

  • School Nurse

  • School Occupational Therapist

  • School Orientation and Mobility Specialist

  • School Physical Therapist

  • School Psychologist

  • School Social Worker

  • School Speech Language Pathologist

 

Teacher

  • Elementary Education, Grades K - 6

  • Early Childhood Education, Ages 0 - 8

  • Early Childhood Special Education, Ages Birth - 8

  • Special Education Generalist, Ages 5 - 21

  • Grades K-12

    • Art
    • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education*
    • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse - Bilingual Education Specialist*
    • Drama
    • Foreign Language (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese)
    • Health
    • Instructional Technology Specialist*
    • Instructional Technology Teacher
    • Linguistically Diverse (available only through December 31, 2012)
    • Linguistically Diverse Bilingual Specialist (available only through December 31, 2012)
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • School Librarian
  • Secondary, Grades 7 - 12

    • Agriculture/Renewable Natural Resources
    • Business Education
    • Business and Marketing Education
    • English Language Arts
    • Family and Consumer Studies
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Speech
    • Technology Education (Industrial Arts)
    • Trade and Industry Education
  • Endorsements Requiring Graduate-Level Courses or a Master's Degree

    • Early Childhood Special Education Specialist, Ages Birth - 8
    • Gifted and Talented Specialist, Grades P - 12
    • Reading Specialist, Grades K - 12*
    • Reading Teacher, Grades K - 12*
    • Special Education Specialist, Ages 5 - 21*
    • Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired, Ages Birth - 21
    • Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Ages Birth - 21
    • Teacher Librarian, Grades K - 12*

 

* This endorsement cannot be issued as a standalone endorsement. It can only be added to an existing valid license.

 

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