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Educator Development Unit 

The Educator Development Unit supports the growth of Colorado educators and leaders.  Primary focuses include the Principal Leadership Institute, induction, and professional development.

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New web page outlining professional development requirements related to recent legislation

A new professional development requirements web page provides in depth information related to professional development that must be completed in the areas of special education and behavioral health, English Learners, and the READ Act.

Updated induction rubric and resources

Updated induction rubrics for teacher, SSP, and principal/administrator induction are available now as well as updated directions on induction approvals and renewals.  Details can be found on the induction webpages.


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Induction Programs 

Induction programs help set the stage for continuous growth and support of educators at the beginning of their careers or as they transition to new organizations or new roles within an organization.

Educator Shortage Survey results now available

CDE surveyed the state’s school districts and BOCES about the employment of teachers and special services providers (SSPs) positions over the 2020-21 school year to provide a complete picture of how Colorado is being impacted by the educator shortage. View a summary of 2020-21 state-level educator shortage results with data provided separately for teaching and SSP positions and reported by teaching subject area, SSP category and district type (small rural, rural and non-rural). Detailed information about the number of positions filled by specific shortage mechanisms (including hiring long-term substitutes, retired educators, alternative licensure program candidates and emergency authorizations holders), the number of positions that went unfulfilled and recruiting strategies used is also available through the interactive dashboard on the Educator Shortage Survey Results webpage

For questions, contact Carolyn Haug at 303-866-6923 or

Troops to Teachers Colorado

As you may be aware, the Troops to Teachers program was sunset on October 1, 2020.  However, the Colorado Department of Education is proud to support military veterans and their families with recruiting, preparation, licensing and placement assistance.  We work closely with participants, hiring authorities and other organizations affected by the program changes to communicate and coordinate final program details.  You can find out more on the Troops to Teachers Colorado page.

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