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Alternative Applicant

Alternative Licensure Programs offer an accelerated route into the classroom for career changers and recent college graduates who have subject matter expertise but lack formal education coursework or training.

During an alternative program you will be employed full-time while you receive instruction, mentoring, supervision and assessment of proficiency to meet the specific performance based standards for teachers or principals. Programs are provided by approved Designated Agencies  or approved district programs that meet Colorado standards for obtaining initial licensure.

Alternative Teacher Licensing Programs

Alternative Teacher Licensing Programs are offered statewide. Candidates teach full-time under the supervision of a professional support team, while completing an alternative program offered by a Designated Agency. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates can apply for an Initial Colorado Teacher’s License.

Prior to acceptance into an Alternative Teacher Licensing Program, applicants must be issued a Statement of Eligibility from the Colorado Department of Education.

 

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Alternative Principal Preparation Programs

Alternative Principal Licensing Programs are for applicants who want to become a licensed principal but did not complete an approved Principal Licensure program at a college or university. Candidates are employed as a principal, vice-principal, or like position while completing an alternative program offered by an approved alternative principal preparation program. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates who meet state requirements can apply for a Colorado Principal's License.

Prior to acceptance into an Alternative Teacher Licensing Program, applicants must be issued a Statement of Eligibility from the Colorado Department of Education.

 

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