Traditional Certification Route (CO)

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The state of Colorado’s traditional route to certification starts with the Initial Teacher License,  which requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, completion of an approved preparation program, and demonstration of content-area knowledge by exam (French, German, Latin, Chinese-Mandarin, Spanish) or a degree in the content area (ASL, Italian, Japanese, or Russian). After three years of teaching experience and completion of a Colorado State Board of Education-approved induction program, the Initial license-holder can qualify for a Professional Teacher License. Master certificate is the higher level of teaching license, which can be awarded to experienced teacher upon meeting certain criteria.

Language: American Sign Language|French|German|Italian|Japanese|Latin|Mandarin-Chinese|Russian|Spanish

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

Last updated on: October 27, 2020
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