Native American Language And Culture Instruction Authorization (CO)

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Native American Language And Culture Instruction Authorization (CO)

The Native Language Authorization permits applicants with expertise in a native American language to teach.

Federally Recognized Tribes:
License Valid for 5 years
Employment: Required

The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Colorado
Contact Phone: 303-866-6628
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

The applicant must demonstrate expertise in the Native Language taught.

As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Accept Scores from Out of State

State may review transcripts to determine content language proficiency.

Licensure for languages is dependent on a District’s documented need for the languages.

School districts must provide evidence of the applicant’s outstanding talent, specific abilities, and particular knowledge of the Native American language (oral proficiency included).

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at:

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Enrollment in Internship
Confirmation of Mentor

Background Check
Printable Form at:

Renewal: Renewable
The potential employing school district provides evidence of the applicant’s outstanding talent, specific abilities, and particular knowledge of the area of specialization.

To request renewal, the employing school district, shall submit evidence of continuing need for the adjunct instructor’s services.

A school district board of education must request the applicant’s services based upon evidence of a documented student need.

All Colorado applications must be completed online. Applications not completed in 14 days will be automatically deleted from the system and all data may be lost.
Colorado will not accept fingerprint/background checks completed from other states.
Continually renewable in 5 year increments.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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