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Educator Preparation Standards Matrices

News and Updates

  • The State Board of Education adopted new rules for the Principal Quality Standards, Specialized Service Professionals Quality Standards and Administrator Endorsement Standards at their April meeting. These updated rules are part of the Rules for Administration of the Colorado Educator Licensing Act of 1991 (1 CCR 301-37), which are currently pending the final step of approval by the Colorado Secretary of State. Educator preparation programs (higher education and designated agencies) must begin to align current programming to these new standards for any of their related endorsement programs during the next academic school year, 2019-20. All upcoming educator preparation program reauthorizations will be aligned to these new standards. Below you will find a comprehensive list of all of the educator preparation standards matrices. These matrices** are to guide the alignment of educator preparation programs to Colorado Rules and Regulations and are used in both the authorization and reauthorization process of all programs in Colorado. 
    • **You will note that the matrices are excel files with columns that are stagnant and cannot be expanded, However, the rows have been created to be manipulated so you can expand as needed. All standards matrices in excel have multiple sheets, often including the Teacher Quality Standards and any additional standards required to fulfill that endorsement for licensure. 
  • Other updates to 1 CCR 301-37, that preparation programs may be interested in knowing more about, include rules for the newly created Teacher of Record License and the option to renew the Special Services Intern Authorization for an additional year if the intern is employed by a school district or BOCES, and has not completed the approved program of preparation due to unforeseen circumstances or hardship.
  • At the May State Board of Education meeting, there was the adoption of two updated PRAXIS exams. The first updated exam is the Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (5412), with a passing score of 146, which will replace the current exam (5411). The second adoption was the PRAXIS exam, School Superintendent Assessment (6991) test with a passing score of 162. The transition to these two PRAXIS exams will take place September 1, 2019.  

2018 Updated Standards Matrices

Administrator (Grades K-12)

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (Grades 7-12)

Business and Marketing (Grades 7-12)

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (Grades K-12)

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Bilingual Education (Grades K-12)

Dance (Grades K-12)

Director of Gifted Education (Grades K-12)

Director of Special Education (Grades K-12)

Drama Theater Arts (Grades K-12)

Early Childhood Education (Ages Birth-8)

Early Childhood Special Education (Ages Birth-8)

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist (Ages Birth-8)

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Family and Consumer Sciences (Grades 7-12)

Gifted Education Core (Ages 4-21)

Gifted Education Specialist (Ages 4-21)

Health (Grades K-12)

Instructional Technology (Grades (K-12)

Instructional Technology Specialist (Grades K-12)

Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Middle School Mathematics (Grades 6-8)

Music (Grades K-12)

Physical Education (Grades K-12)

Principal Quality Standards

Reading Specialist (Grades K-12)

Reading Teacher (Grades K-12)

School Audiologist (Ages Birth-21)

School Counselor (Grades PreK-12)

School Nurse (Ages Birth-21)

School Occupational Therapist (Ages Birth-21)

School Orientation and Mobility Specialist (Ages Birth-21)

School Physical Therapist (Ages Birth-21)

School Psychologist (Ages Birth-21)

School Social Worker

School Speech Language Pathologist (Ages Birth-21)

Science (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Special Education Generalist (Ages 5-21)

Special Education Specialist (Ages 5-21)

Special Education Specialist: Deaf Hard of Hearing (Ages Birth-21)

Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired (Ages Birth-21)

Speech (Grades 7-12)

Teacher Librarian (Grades K-12)

Technology Education (Grades 7-12)

Teacher Quality Standards

Visual Arts (Grades K-12)

World Languages (Grades K-12)