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Holds a State of Colorado Endorsement as a Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist


13.01(C)(2)(d): Holds a state of Colorado endorsement as a Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist


The Educator Talent Unit at CDE will review all existing Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist endorsement for Colorado teachers and add a “READ Act Designation” to those teachers’ licenses.

Important Dates for Teachers

August 1, 2024: evidence-based training in teaching reading must be completed

August 15, 2024: documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system

All teachers who teach in kindergarten through grade three, must complete the training by August 1, 2024 to meet the deadline. In subsequent years, teachers hired after June 1, 2024 must enroll in the READ Act teacher training as soon as they receive their district email address. Teachers are expected to complete the training without delays so as to not impact the distribution of READ Act per-pupil dollars to the local education agency.

District Duties/Tasks

  • District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement. 

  • District reports this information to the CDE upon request.

Teacher Duties/Tasks

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.

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