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Denver Public Schools

Program Description

The purpose of the ELA Teacher Qualification Training Program is to ensure that DPS is hiring and training a sufficient number of fully qualified teachers to serve our English language learners. The ELA Teacher Qualification requirement is grounded in our DPS value of Equity, as the courses provide teachers with tools and supports to ensure every student in their classroom can equitably participate.  The following courses comprise the ELA Teacher Qualification Training Program:

  • ELA 102: Foundations for Els
  • ELA 103: The Denver ELA Program
  • ELA 105A: English Language Development
  • ELA 105B: Sheltering Content for Els 
  • ELA 201: Language Acquisition and Cultural Understanding
  • ELA 202: Literacy Development for ELs


District employees only



Required for Completion

All six courses listed in program description must be completed.

Contact Information


Sarah Grimm