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CDE-approved Undergraduate or Graduate Reading Course

Rule

13.01(C)(2)(b): Passed a CDE-approved undergraduate or graduate reading course and passed the end of course assessment of learning

Process

Educators will submit evidence of meeting the evidence-based training in teaching reading requirement to the CDE through the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system. 

Application Closing Date - June 1, 2022

The deadline to submit applications for Pathway Option 3: Appropriate undergraduate or graduate university course in teaching reading will be June 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 

This will ensure that all submitted applications can be reviewed prior to the August 1, 2022 deadline as well as give educators who submit an application that is not approved time to complete one of the other pathway options to meet the READ Act teacher training requirement by the August 1, 2022 deadline. Please reach out to the READ Act Teacher Training Team at: READActTraining@cde.state.co.us with any questions. 


Important Dates for Teachers

August 1, 2022: evidence-based training in teaching reading must be completed

August 15, 2022: documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system

 

All teachers who teach in kindergarten through grade three, must complete the training by August 1, 2022 to meet the deadline. In subsequent years, teachers hired after June 1, 2022 must enroll in the READ Act teacher training as soon as they receive their district email address. Teachers are expected to complete the training without delays so as to not impact the distribution of READ Act per-pupil dollars to the local education agency.


District Duties/Tasks

  • District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement. 

  • District reports this information to the CDE upon request.


​Teacher Duties/Tasks

Application Closing Date

The deadline to submit applications for Pathway Option 3: Appropriate undergraduate or graduate university course in teaching reading will be June 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. 

This will ensure that all submitted applications can be reviewed prior to the August 1, 2022 deadline as well as give educators who submit an application that is not approved time to complete one of the other pathway options to meet the READ Act teacher training requirement by the August 1, 2022 deadline. Please reach out to the READ Act Teacher Training Team at: READActTraining@cde.state.co.us with any questions.

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.