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Approved English Learner Professional Development Programs

A number of professional development providers have been initially approved by CDE to offer programs that satisfy the new requirements for professionally licensed teachers endorsed in elementary, English language arts, math, science and social studies. Educators who complete one of the approved programs will receive a single certificate of completion that they can submit to CDE to receive the English Learner Professional Development designation on their certificate.

The following list is divided into two categories - programs available to educators across the state and district programs limited to district employees - and is updated as programs are approved.

Each program comprises 45 contact hours of course work that address all requisite EL standards and elements. (Already completed some of your required PD? Learn how to supplement that PD to fulfill the requirement.)

Approved Programs

Program Name

Type of Program

Program Availability

Delivery Format Region

Cost

Advancement Courses, a Wiley Brand

PD Provider Open to all educators Online Statewide

$150 for 45 clock hrs or $399 for 3 graduate credit hours w/ code CDE50

Discounted pricing available for schools and districts

Beyond: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Professional Development

PD Provider

Available to school teams

In-person

 

$9,000 for a school team

Center Consolidated School District 26JT

Public School District Open to all educators In-person Southwest

Free for district employees

$50 per course for out-of-district educators

Colorado Christian University: CLD 540

Institution of Higher Education Open to all educators Online Statewide University tuition

Colorado Christian University: CLD 503

Institution of Higher Education Open to all educators Online Statewide University tuition

Colorado Christian University: RDG 546

Institution of Higher Education Open to all educators Online Statewide University tuition

Colorado State University Pueblo

Institution of Higher Education

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$450 for 3 hours of graduate credit

COPilot (Colorado Education Association)

Education Association

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

Free or reduced pricing for Colorado Education Association Members based on course length

Reduced pricing for potential Colorado Education Association members on all courses

Douglas County Federation of Teachers

Education Association

Open to all educators

In-person

Metro

Free for members

$120 for non-members

English Learner Portal

PD Provider

Open to school teams

Online and in-person

Statewide

Cost will be negotiated through district or school

Fort Lewis College

Institution of Higher Education

Open to school teams

In-person

Southwest

Cost will be negotiated through district or school

 Happy Teacher Professional Development:

English Language Acquisition: Practical Strategies for Core Teachers

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$210 for the Happy Teacher course (Optional: $165 additional for 3 graduate credits from Adams State University)

Happy Teacher Professional Development:

Technology Tools for English Language Learners

PD Provider Open to all educators Online Statewide

$210 (Optional: $165 additional for 3 graduate credits from Adams State University)

Harrison School District 2

Public School District

Open to all educators

In-person

Pikes Peak

No cost to Harrison District employees
$50 per course for out-of-district educators

iLearn Collaborative

The Culturally Responsive Educator and Personalized Learning Innovations

PD Provider Open to all educators Online Statewide

$25 for Colorado educators; $150 for out-of-state educators

(Optional: graduate credit through ASU available for an additional fee)

Inter-Mountain TESOL PD Provider Open to all educators Online and in-person

North Central

Metro

Fee negotiable per budget constraints

Jackson Educational Consulting:

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

PD Provider Open to all educators    

Free for Pueblo County District 70 teachers
$45/person for other individual educators
Negotiated district or school rate for groups of educators

Making Content Comprehensible in Diverse Contexts

PD Provider

open to all educators for a fee

Online and In-Person

Statewide

Negotiated through district scheduling

Mountain BOCES

BOCES

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

Open to member district employees free of charge.
Open to all educators for a one-time registration fee of $50.00.

Ozawa Educational Consulting

PD Provider

Open to all educators

 

 

Negotiated through district scheduling

Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC)

PD Provider Open to all educators In-person Metro  $199

Professional Development Institute

2 course options

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$149 for course only
$379 for course plus credit from UC San Diego

Public Consulting Group - Stanford Modules

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$99/person

For graduate credit information, contact Public Consulting Group.

Public Consulting Group - Other Courses

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$199/person

For graduate credit information, contact Public Consulting Group.

Reaching All Learners - Offered by Roots and Wings Consulting, LLC

PD Provider Open to all educators Online and in-person Statewide Individual and group rates, depending upon the number of participants
Roaring Fork Schools

Public School District

Open to all educators

Online and in-person

Northwest

West Central

Free for district employees
Fee-based for all others

Summit Language Academy and Cross-Cultural Consulting PD Provider Open to all educators Online Statewide Negotiable with districts and/or individual educators

 

Summit School District

Public School District Open to all educators In-person Northwest

Free for district employees

Fee-based for all others

University of Colorado Boulder

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students

Institution of Higher Education Open to all educators Online Statewide

Program tuition has been designed to be affordable for working teachers via a simple pay-as-you-go model.

Contact soe.gradvise@colorado.edu for current tuition rates.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs:

CLD Professional Development Academy

Institution of Higher Education

Open to all educators

 

 

Fee details TBD

University of Denver: CLD Learners in Gifted Education Institution of Higher Education Open to all educators In-person Metro

Employees from surrounding districts may participate for a small fee.

University of Northern Colorado

Institution of Higher Education

Open to all educators

Online

 

Initial course tuition is $350/teacher. 

Approved Programs Limited to District Employees

The following programs are approved to train educators within specified districts and/or charter schools.  For more detailed information on schedule, cost, and contact information, please click on your district's name in the table below.

Program Name Availability Format

Academy District 20

District employees
Limited availability to other educators

Online and in-person

American Academy

School employees only Online and in-person

Aurora Public Schools

District employees only

Online and in-person

Cherry Creek School District

District employees only

Online and in-person

Denver Public Schools

District employees only

Online and in-person

Douglas County School District

District and district-authorized charter school employees only

Online and in-person

Estes Park School District

District employees only Online and in-person

Fountain-Fort Carson District 8

District employees only

Online and in-person

Global Village Charter Collaborative

Charter collaborative employees only Online and in-person

Greeley School District 6

open to all district and charter school teachers

limited availability to other educators for a fee

In-person

Lewis-Palmer School District

District employees only

Choose between online and in-person

Littleton Public Schools

District employees only

 

Mesa County Valley School District 51

District employees and employees of surrounding districts Online and in-person
Northwest Colorado BOCES Member district employees only Online and in-person

Poudre School District

District employees only

Online and in-person

St. Vrain Valley School District

District employees only

Online

The Academy of Charter Schools

School employees only In-person

Thompson School District

District employees only

Online and In-person

University of Colorado Denver Partner district employees only Online

University of Colorado Denver: T-PREP

Partner district employees only Online

Weld County School District RE3J

District employees only Online
Widefield School District District employees only Online and in-person

Woodland Park School District Re-2

District employees only

Online