CDE was previously seeking public comment on revisions to the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act of 1991, 1 CCR 301-37 and the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Recruitment and Retention Program, 1 CCR 301-113. The public comment period has now closed. This rulemaking process was initiated as a result of legislation stemming from the 2021 legislative cycle, and includes rules related to SB21-185.
The rule amendments to 1 CCR 301-37 are intended to:
Amend behavioral health coursework
Incorporate foundational reading skills
Incorporate educator enforcement criteria in which a license can be denied, suspended or revoked due to convictions of other territories
Update lawful presence and applicant identity
Update educator preparation approvals
Establish the alternative principal preparation program standards per legislation
Expand areas in which an adjunct authorization may be issued
Change the valid duration of professional teacher, SSP, principal, and administrator licenses from five to seven years.
The new rules in 1 CCR 301-113 are intended to:
Support the transition of members of the armed forces into a second career to serve as educators across the state;
Support nonmilitary-affiliated educator candidates preparing to serve as educators across the state;
Fill teaching positions in geographic and subject areas affected by the educator workforce shortage.
For detailed information supporting 1 CCR 301-37, click below to download a copy of each item: