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Licensure Information for All Out-of-State Candidates

Who Is an Out-of-State Applicant?

Anyone who completes a preparation program outside Colorado, including in-state residents completing an online program provided by an entity outside Colorado.

Will Colorado Recognize My Preparation Program?

Per Colorado State Board of Education rule 1 CCR 301-37 2.03(3), individuals who complete endorsement or degree programs outside Colorado must hold or be eligible to hold the associated license in the state of preparation in order for Colorado to recognize that program. Individuals also will need to meet any other Colorado licensure and endorsement requirements.

General Requirements Per License Type Are Listed Below

 

Teacher

  • bachelor's or higher degree
  • approved program verification form completed by the certification officer or registrar at the college/university at which you complete teacher preparation
  • demonstration of content knowledge

Principal

  • bachelor's or higher degree
  • approved program verification form completed by the certification officer or registrar at the college/university at which you completed principal (building-level leadership) preparation
  • PRAXIS 5412 (146 or higher)

 

Special Services

Administrator

  • bachelor's or higher degree
  • approved program verification from completed by the certification officer or registrar at the college/university at which you completed administrator (district-level leadership) preparation
  • PRAXIS 6991

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