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Approved English Learner Professional Development Programs

A selection of professional development providers have been initially approved by CDE to offer programs that satisfy the new requirements for professionally licensed teachers endorsed in elementary, math, science, social studies, and English.  Educators who complete one of the approved programs will receive a single certificate of completion that can be submitted with the professional license renewal application in order to receive the English Learner Professional Development designation on the professional license.  This list is divided into two categories: programs available to educators across the state and district programs limited to district employees.  It is regularly updated as programs may apply for CDE approval at any time.

Click on the program name to learn more about a specific program.

The programs listed below are comprised of 45 hours of course work that address all requisite standards and elements.  If you are an educator who has already completed some of your required PD and are looking for how to supplement that PD, click here.

Approved Programs

Program Name

Type of Program

Program Availability

Delivery Format Region

Cost

Advancement Courses, a Wiley Brand

PD Provider Open to all educators Online Statewide

$150 for 45 clock hrs or $399 for 3 graduate credit hours w/ code CDE50

Discounted pricing available for schools and districts

Beyond:  Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Professional Development

PD Provider

Available to school teams

In-person

 

$9,000 for a school team

Center Consolidated School District 26JT

Public School District Open to all eduators In-person Southwest

Free for district employees

$50 per course for out-of-district educators

Colorado State University Pueblo

Institute of Higher Education

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$450 for 3 hours of graduate credit

COPilot (Colorado Education Association)

Education Association

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

Free or reduced pricing for Colorado Education Association Members based on course length

Reduced pricing for potential Colorado Education Association members on all courses

Douglas County Federation of Teachers

Education Association

Open to all educators

In-person

Metro

Free for members

$120 for non-members

English Learner Portal

PD Provider

Open to school teams

Online and in-person

Statewide

Cost will be negotiated through district or school

Fort Lewis College

Institute of Higher Education

Open to school teams

In-person

Southwest

Cost will be negotiated through district or school

 Happy Teacher Professional Development:

English Language Acquisition: Practical Strategies for Core Teachers

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$175 for the Happy Teacher course (Optional: $165 additional for 3 graduate credits from Adams State University)

Harrison School District 2

Public School District

Open to all educators

In-person

Pikes Peak

No cost to Harrison District employees
$50 per course for out-of-district educators

Jackson Educational Consulting:

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

PD Provider Open to all educators    

Free for Pueblo County District 70 teachers
$45/person for other individual educators
Negotiated district or school rate for groups of educators

Making Content Comprehensible in Diverse Contexts

PD Provider

open to all educators for a fee

Online and In-Person

Statewide

Negotiated through district scheduling

Mountain BOCES

BOCES

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

Open to member district employees free of charge.
Open to all educators for a one-time registration fee of $50.00.

Ozawa Educational Consulting

PD Provider

Open to all educators

 

 

Negotiated through district scheduling

Professional Development Institute

2 course options

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$149 for course only
$379 for course plus credit from UC San Diego

Public Consulting Group - Stanford Modules

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$99/person

$80 additional fee for 3 graduate credits

Public Consulting Group - Graduate Courses

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

$199/person

$175 additional fee for 3 graduate credits

Reaching All Learners - Offered by Roots and Wings Consulting, LLC

PD Provider Open to all educators In-person Statewide Individual and group rates, depending upon the number of participants

Roaring Fork Schools

Public School District

Open to all educators

Online and in-person

Northwest

West Central

Free for district employees
Fee-based for all others

Summit Language Academy and Cross-Cultural Consulting

PD Provider

Open to all educators

Online

Statewide

Negotiable with districts and/or individual educators

Summit School District

Public School District Open to all educators In-person Northwest

Free for district employees

Fee-based for all others

University of Colorado Colorado Springs:

CLD Professional Development Academy

Institute of Higher Education

Open to all educators

 

 

Fee details TBD

University of Northern Colorado

Institute of Higher Education

Open to all educators

Online

 

 

Initial course tuition is $350/teacher. 

Approved Programs Limited to District Employees

The following programs are approved to train educators within specified districts and/or charter schools.  For more detailed information on schedule, cost, and contact information, please click on your district's name in the table below.

Program Name Availability Format

Academy District 20

District employees
Limited availability to other educators

Online and in-person

Aurora Public Schools

District employees only

Online and in-person

Cherry Creek School District

District employees only

Online and in-person

Denver Public Schools

District employees only

Online and in-person

Douglas County School District

District and district-authorized charter school employees only

Online and in-person

Estes Park School District

District employees only Online and in-person

Fountain-Fort Carson District 8

District employees only

Online and in-person

Global Village Charter Collaborative

Charter collaborative employees only Online and in-person

Greeley School District 6

open to all district and charter school teachers

limited availability to other educators for a fee

In-person

Lewis-Palmer School District

District employees only

Choose between online and in-person

Littleton Public Schools

District employees only

 

Mesa County Valley School District 51

District employees and employees of surrounding districts Online and in-person
Northwest Colorado BOCES Member district employees only Online and in-person

Poudre School District

District employees only

Online and in-person

St. Vrain Valley School District

District employees only

Online

The Academy of Charter Schools

School employees only In-person

Thompson School District

District employees only

Online and In-person

University of Colorado Denver: T-PREP

Partner district employees only Online

Woodland Park School District Re-2

District employees only

Online