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Approved English Learner Professional Development Programs

A selection 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, math, science, social studies, and English.  Educators who complete one of the approved programs will receive a single certificate of completion that can be submitted with the professional license renewal application in order to receive the English Learner Professional Development designation on the professional license.  This list is regularly updated as programs may apply for CDE approval at any time.

To access the list of school districts, BOCES, institutes of higher education, non-profit organizations, and independent consultants that have been approved by CDE to offer English Learner Professional Development, you can download an Excel file here.  This downloadable Excel file includes links, contact information, and program descriptions not listed below.

To return to the page outlining all options for educators to meet the new requirements, click here.

English Learner Professional Development Programs

Program Name

Program Availability

Cost

Academy District 20 District employees
Limited availability to other educators
Free for district employees. 
Out-of-district staff will be able to enroll during Summer Institute
for a fee.
Aurora Public Schools District employees only Free
Beyond:  Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Professional Development Available to school teams $9,000 for a school team

Cherry Creek School District

District employees only

Free

Colorado State University Pueblo Open to all educators $450 for 3 hours of graduate credit
COPilot (Colorado Education Association) Open to All Colorado Educators
Free or reduced pricing for Colorado Education Association Members based on course length

Reduced pricing for potential Colorado Education Association members on all courses
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners offered by Jackson Educational Consulting Open to all educators Free for Pueblo County District 70 teachers
$45/person for all others
Flat rate negotiable through district or school

Denver Public Schools

District employees only

Free

Douglas County School District

District and district-authorized charter school employees only

Free for DCSD neighborhood school staff;

$50 per person for DCSD charter school staff

English Learner Portal Open to all educators

cost can be negotiated through district or school

Fort Lewis College Open to all educators Fee negotiated through MOU
Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 District employees only Free

Greeley School District 6

District employees only

Free

Happy Teacher PD, English Language Acquisition:  Practical Strategies for Core Teachers Open to all educators $175 for the Happy Teacher course (Optional: $165 additional for 3 graduate credits from Adams State University)
Harrison School District 2 Open to all educators No cost to Harrison District employees
$50 per course for out-of-district educators
Lewis-Palmer School District District employees only Free
Littleton Public Schools District employees only Free
Making Content Comprehensible in Diverse Contexts open to all educators for a fee Negotiated through district scheduling
Mountain BOCES Open to all Colorado educators Open to member district employees free of charge.
Open to all educators for a one-time registration fee of $50.00.

Northwest Colorado BOCES

Member district employees

Free

Ozawa Educational Consulting

Open to all educators

Negotiated through district scheduling

Poudre School District District employees only Free
Professional Development Institute Open to all educators $149 for course only
$379 for course plus credit from UC San Diego
Public Consulting Group - Stanford Modules Open to all educators

$99/person

$80 additional fee for 3 graduate credits

Public Consulting Group - Graduate Courses Open to all educators

$199/person

$175 additional fee for 3 graduate credits

Roaring Fork Schools

open to all educators for a fee

open to district employees free of charge
Free for district employees
Fee-based for all others
St. Vrain Valley School District District employees only Free
Summit Language Academy and Cross-Cultural Consulting Open to all educators Negotiable with districts and/or individual educators
Summit School District District employees and all other educators

Free for district employees; fee-based for all others

Thompson School District District employees only Free
University of Colorado Colorado Springs: CLDE Professional Development Academy Open to all educators Fee details TBD
University of Colorado Denver: T-PREP

Partner district employees only

Free

University of Northern Colorado:

EDSE 511, Content Accessibility for CLD and Students with Identified Needs - Professional Development Course

ECLD 513, Introduction to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education for Practicing Teachers

Open to all educators

EDSE 511:  UNC Extended Campus rate

ECLD 513: Reduced fee (counts toward graduate level credits); Fee can also be negotiated with district for cohort delivery

Woodland Park School District Re-2 District employees only Each employee is allowed to access two courses free of charge every year. If the employee would like to complete the suite of courses in one year, the cost would be $129.00 to the employee. This covers the one additional course in addition to their allotted credit of courses.