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COVID-19-Related Licensure Concerns

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Guidelines for applicants and employers regarding licensure, test requirements, PD and more!

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News

The latest information/news about educator preparation and licensure.

  • The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) presents the Model Code of Ethics (MCEE), a common language of ethics developed by educators for educators that can support and guide decisions regarding professional practice. Ideal for in-service training or professional learning communities (PLCs). Get started with the following resources:
    • MCEE video features the educators who helped develop the MCEE and speaks to the importance of the code and its application in the classroom
    • DistruptEd is a two-part video conversation with Troy Hutchings and Phil Rogers about the Code of Ethics (Part 1 and Part 2)
    • Contact NASDTEC at support@nasdtec.org with questions or comments.

  • CDE's Principal Resources webpage brings together internal and external resources to support principals and school leaders. Resources specific to planning for the 2020-21 school year are also available on the COVID-19 Resources for Principals webpage.
  • TEACH Colorado is a comprehensive digital platform that recruits talented Coloradans into the teaching profession and provides the support they need to enroll in an educator preparation program. Developed partnership among Colorado’s school districts, educator preparation programs, state agencies and business and nonprofit groups to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of the state's teacher pipeline. Discover more at TEACHColorado.org.
  • Learn more about the Teacher Oath Requirement (per Senate Bill 17-296).