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Educator Licensing Authorization Applications

The issuance of authorizations is governed by the Code of Colorado Regulations (Rule) under section 4.00, including the subsections.

 

Temporary Educator Eligibility Authorization (TEE)

The applicant for a Temporary Educator Eligibility Authorization has not yet met the requirements for a Colorado Teacher License in special education, a Special Services Provider License or an Administrator License as a Special Education Director, but provides evidence of initial or continuing enrollment in a program which meets the requirements for that endorsement/credential. The TEE will be issued for one school year and may be renewed twice for a total of three school years. (Rule 4.13*)

Requirements: The candidate must:

  • hold the degree (from a regionally accredited college or university) required to practice the area of specialty
  • be enrolled in an accepted higher education preparation program leading to a higher degree; be completing an appropriate course of study for the license/endorsement area sought; or, if degree/coursework has been completed, be registered for the required content exam
  • upload a TEE verification form completed by the employing school district and all other supporting documentation into the TEE application.

Please note: The TEE application may be used by special education educators, special service providers, including school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and special education administrators (directors).

 

 

 

Emergency Educational Interpreter Authorization (EEIA)

The applicant for a Emergency Educational Interpreter Authorization (EEIA) has not yet met the requirements for the Education Interpreter Authorization but provides documented evidence of continuing progress towards becoming fully authorized as an Educational Interpreter. The Emergency Educational Interpreter Authorization (EEIA)) will be issued for one year and may be renewed twice for a total of three years.

Requirements: The candidate must

  • hold an associate’s or higher degree in educational interpreting or a related field
  • provide documentation of minimum skills on the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment) written and performance test
  • upload an EEIA verification form completed by the employing school district, EIPA test results and any other supporting documentation into the EEIA application.

 

 

 

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Authorization

A JROTC instructor authorization shall be valid for five (5) years from date of issuance, and may be issued to an applicant who provides documented evidence of JROTC certification based upon successful acquisition of service-specific JROTC Program Director certification, and/or completion of service-specific JROTC program preparation requirements, which include, but are not limited to, completion of a service-specific JROTC certification training program. (Rule 4.15*)

Requirements: Documented evidence to support completion of a JROTC certification training program.

 

 

Adult Basic Education Authorization (Formerly the LIA)

An Adult Basic Education Authorization shall be valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance, and may be issued to an applicant who has an associate's or higher degree and provides documented evidence of adult basic education instruction training and experience, based upon successful completion of adult basic education authorization requirements. (Rule 4.16*)

Requirements: The candidate must

  • hold an associate's or higher degree or higher
  • have successfully completed a literacy instruction training program and/or have sufficient coursework and experience

For further information please click here to view the Adult Education Initiatives webpage. If you are ready to apply, click here to review a checklist of requirements.

 

 

School Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Authorization

The School Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLP-A) serves as a member of an educational team, and is authorized to perform tasks prescribed, directed and supervised by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), in implementing services for children/students with speech, language, cognitive, voice, oral-muscular, augmentative/alternative communication disorders and hearing impairments. A School Speech-Language Pathology Assistant authorization is valid for five (5) years, and may be renewed for succeeding five-year periods upon application and documented evidence of completion of 50 contact hours of content-related continuing education. (Rule 4.11*)

Requirements: The candidate must

  • hold a bachelor's degree in speech communications, speech-language pathology or communication disorders-speech sciences from a regionally accredited college or university OR hold a bachelor's degree in any other field (from regionally accredited college/university) and have an additional 24 semester hours in speech-language hearing science coursework
  • have completed a school speech-language pathology assistant program or equivalent that meets or exceeds recommended guidelines by a national association of speech-language hearing professionals through one of the following Colorado Colleges/Universities: Metropolitan State College, University of Colorado-Boulder or University of Northern Colorado
  • have completed a minimum 100 clock-hour school-based practicum under the supervision of an nationally certified ASHA SLP

For further information please refer to the following link:

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/SD-SLI.asp

 

 

Intern Authorization

An intern authorization may be issued to an applicant who holds at least a bachelor's degree from an accepted institution of higher education and who is enrolled in an approved program of preparation for a special services provider that requires completion of an internship. A person employed under an intern authorization shall work under the supervision of a person who holds a professional special services provider license. (Rule 4.02*)

Requirements: The candidate must

  • hold a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • be enrolled in an approved program for special service provider preparation that requires completion of an internship
  • be serving under the supervision of a licensed professional special service provider.

 

 

Adjunct Authorization

An adjunct instructor is a specialist or expert in a content area not available through regular or alternative teacher preparation in an endorsable content area, and who is without formal education training. The purpose of adjunct instruction is to provide students with highly specialized academic enrichment outside of and in support of required content areas. (Rule 4.01*)

Requirements: The candidate must

  • hold a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college/university in the area of specialization or have been employed for five (5) years in the area of specialization
  • be requested by an employing school district to serve in this capacity

Adjunct Authorizations are also issued for individuals seeking a Native American Language and Culture Instruction Authorization.

 

 

Educational Interpreter Authorization

An Educational Interpreter Authorization shall be valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance and may be issued to an applicant who has an associate's degree in educational interpreting or in a related educational field, and has documented evidence of successful performance on professional skill assessments. (Rule 4.14*)

Requirements: The candidate must

  • hold an associate's or higher degree in educational interpreting or in a related field
    • Sign language interpreters must also have a passing score of 3.5 or higher on the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment) written and performance test.
    • Oral interpreters must also have a satisfactory performance on a state or national assessment of oral interpreting skills.
    • Cued speech transliterators must also have earned a score of 4.0 or higher on the EIPA-CS or a passing score on the CLTNCE exam.

For further information please refer to the following link:

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/RS-EdInterpreters.asp

 

 

 

Emergency Authorization

An Emergency Authorization may be issued to an applicant who has not yet met the requirements for a Colorado Initial Educator License, but who holds a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college/university and provides evidence of enrollment in a program that will meet the requirements for an initial license in the area for which the emergency authorization is requested. (Rule 4.03*)

Requirements: The candidate must

  • hold a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • be requested by a school district/BOCES to serve in this capacity
  • upload into the application a request packet completed by the requesting Colorado school district/BOCES, which includes documented evidence of a demonstrated need for specific and essential educational services for students, which can be provided by the applicant, and which would, otherwise, be unavailable, due to a shortage of licensed educators with appropriate endorsements.

The emergency authorization must first be approved by the Colorado State Board of Education prior to issuance.

 

 

 

 

Exchange Educator Interim Authorization

An Exchange Educator Interim Authorization authorizes a school district to assign a person who is a participant in a district-recognized educator exchange program and is certified or licensed, or eligible for certification or licensure, as a teacher, special service provider, principal, administrator in another country.  (C.R.S. 22-60.5-111(7.7))

Requirements: An educator from another country may apply for this authorization if they meet the criteria outlined above.

 

*Please note: Rules promulgated by the Colorado State Board of Education are subject to revision and change. While we do our best to keep this Web site current, please consult the Colorado Secretary of State's Web site (http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/AlphabeticalList.do) for the official rule as it is filed.

 

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