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Educator Recruitment and Retention

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Welcome to the Educator Recruitment and Retention Office at the Colorado Department of Education.

Click Here to Contact Your Regionally-Based Educator Recruitment and Retention Team

  • Thoughtful connection of people to resources

  • Purposeful articulation of pathways to licensure

  • Creative problem solving in the moment and system planning for the future

  • Meaningful relationships that value the unique circumstance of all stakeholders

Educator Recruitment and Retention Office Hours

The Educator Recruitment and Retention Office is here to support any district or school staff member in obtaining a teacher license or deciphering the appropriate educational pathway towards a teaching credential.

A Licensing Specialist from CDE will be available at every meeting to answer questions surrounding teacher licensure.

Office Hours are from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on the Second Wednesday and from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the Fourth Thursday of each month.  ERR and Licensing are available for people to "pop-in" and "out" seeking support and assistance.

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Our partner, TEACH Colorado, offers free advising calls with licensure coaches to help answer your questions about choosing a program and to share insight into life in the classroom.  Schedule a 1-on-1 session with a TEACH Colorado coach today!

ERR 2023-2024 Presentation Series

Recruit to Retain--Retain to Recruit--Utilizing Onboarding Strategies to Improve Educator Recruitment and Retention

Presented at Summer CASE, July 2023

Upcoming Presentations

Details will be added here as available.

  • Tell Your Story! – Creating Effective Educator Recruitment Systems 
  • Creating Your Own Educator Pipelines – Creative Licensure Pathways, CDE’s New Apprenticeship Program, Grow Your Own and Financial Supports 
  • Please Don’t Go! – Retention Levers and Strategies: Why Do Educators Stay? 

Please reach out to the Educator Recruitment team if you have ideas for future presentations/webinars.