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Please note*: The Office of Professional Service and Educator Licensing is currently reviewing the induction proposal process. If you plan to submit an induction proposal please be advised that in lieu of the performance based standards listed in the documents and examples please align with  the more current teacher/SSP/principal quality standards. We are awaiting the release of aligned educator licensing rules to match these current initiatives.

The Office of Professional Services and Educator Licensing (OPSEL) welcomes the opportunity to review your Induction Proposal. Please review the links below to obtain a complete understanding of the Induction guidelines, expectations, and application forms.

Each proposal is reviewed for content and completeness by OPSEL and then forwarded to the Colorado State Board of Education for review and approval. The Colorado State Board of Education meets every 30 days. The review and processing time of Induction Proposals is about 90 days.

  • An Induction Proposal should inform and support new-to-the organization teachers, special service providers, program administrators and principals, and can also be utilized as a pro-active strategy to meet the organization’s measurable objectives.
  • Even in districts with few available staff, a well-developed often-updated resource handbook, which could be online, and a well-informed reliable mentor or support system available to answer inductee questions might make all the difference in the world to a newcomer…and his/her students.
  • Based on Colorado Revised Statutes [22-60.5-201 C.R.S.] and Colorado State Board of Education (SBE) Rules [22-60.5-R-13.00] requires a cyclical (5-year) review of School District Induction Programs.

Induction Rules

Teacher/Special Service Provider: Induction Guidelines
Teacher/Special Service Provider: Induction Application

Principal/Administrator: Induction Guidelines
Principal/Administrator: Induction Application

Examples of Approved Induction Programs


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