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COVID-19-Related Licensure Concerns

Guidelines for applicants and employers regarding licensure, test requirements, PD and more!


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The latest information/news about educator preparation and licensure.

  • CDE created a Principal Resources webpage that brings together internal and external resources to support principals and school leaders. Resources around planning for the 2020-21 school year are also available on the COVID-19 Resources for Principals webpage.
  • TEACH Colorado is officially launched with a mission to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of the state’s teacher pipeline. TEACH Colorado is a partnership among Colorado’s school districts, educator preparation programs, state agencies, and business and nonprofit groups to launch a comprehensive digital platform that recruits talented Coloradans into the teaching profession and provides the support they need to enroll in an educator preparation program. Learn more today at
  •  Effective Sept. 1, 2018, educators endorsed in elementary, English, math, science and/or social studies seeking (or any middle level endorsement) to renew their professional license must complete or demonstrate completion of professional development activities equivalent to 45 clock/contact hours or three (3) semester hours in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) education that meets or exceeds the standards outlined in section 5.12-5.15 of 1 CCR 301-37. This requirement must only be completed once during the term of the educator's career. To find out more about these requirements, if and how they apply to you and what you'll need to do by when, visit the English Learner PD Requirements Information for Educators page.
  • The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) presents the Model Code of Ethics (MCEE), a common language of ethics developed by educators for educators. The MCEE is the first common language of ethics that can support and guide decisions regarding professional practice.  Educators and administrators are encouraged to include the following listed resources in a future training or Professional Learning Community (PLC). For questions or comments contact NASDTEC at