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Educator Preparation Program

Denver Public Schools

Denver Lead Today

Denver Public Schools (DPS) recognizes that not all qualified principals and assistant principals complete a traditional licensure program.  To open this gateway, DPS offers Denver Lead Today (DLT) which is a tuition-free, alternative principal preparation curriculum that leads to licensure as outlined by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  This program is only open to school-based employees who have been hired into a position that requires a principal license in a school.  The first step is to secure an assistant principal or principal position in DPS.

DLT is a rigorous, standards-based leadership development course that offers participants the opportunity to be in a principal or assistant principal position while working toward an initial principal license.

Pathway Type:

Alternative Principal Licensure

Course Format:

In Person


9-12 months

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: Denver Public Schools

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Principal

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

Pathway Reference ID: 66764