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Educator Preparation Program

Colorado Christian University

Master of Special Education - Emphasis in Alternative Licensing In special Education Only

Colorado Christian University is authorized by the Colorado Department of Education to offer an Alternative Teacher Licensing Special Education Generalist Program. This is a one-year program designed for non-licensed teachers who are teaching in a Colorado public or private school. The candidates in the program receive supervised coaching in the classroom. The combination of classroom teaching and graduate coursework may lead to an institutional recommendation from the university for an initial teaching license, the standard entry-level license in Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Education requires that students pursuing teaching licensure in Colorado earn a degree from a regionally accredited college or university and complete an approved educator preparation program. Students who successfully complete the 28 Special Education Alternative Licensing Emphasis credits listed below may be eligible to receive a recommendation to the Colorado Department of Education for initial teacher licensure but will not earn a full master’s degree. Those students who wish to obtain a master’s degree may complete 11 additional credits to complete their master’s degree.

Pathway Type:

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Course Format:



9-12 months

Region(s) Served:

Metro, Statewide, West Central

Contact Information:

8787 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226

Contact: Bushrod White, Voice: 303-963-3120,

Contact: Wendy Wendover, Voice: 303-963-3324,, Fax: 303-301-3120


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: Colorado Christian University

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)

To request a change to this program pathway, copy the following pathway reference id and submit a change request form.

Pathway Reference ID: 65025