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Preparation Office

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Preparation Office

The Educator Preparation Office oversees program approval and re-authorization for institutions of higher education. The process is carried out collaboratively by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and CDE and includes initial approval and re-authorization not more than once every five years. Initial approval and re-authorization are required for any institution offering educator preparation programs leading to endorsement in Colorado, including public and private entities.

Alternative teacher preparation programs offered via designated agencies must also meet standards defined in statute, rules and policy. The approval process is carried out solely by the Colorado Department of Education and includes initial authorization and re-authorization not more than once every five years. 

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News

Updated timelines for educator preparation program reauthorization reviews were recently announced.  A detailed timeline can be accessed here.

A webinar was held on March 28 regarding “Updates on Teacher Quality Standards for Educator Preparation Providers”.

The Educator Preparation and Support Office provided updates around the proposed changes to the Teacher Quality Standards (TQS) and the impact it will have on approved institutes of higher education and designated agencies.  We discussed the changes, timeline for implementation, and how preparations programs will be impacted. In addition we provided resources to help explain the proposed changes to the TQS.

A recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

 


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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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