Colorado - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education approves the educator preparation programs, and the Colorado State Board of Education approves program content.


The commission shall adopt policies establishing the requirements for teacher preparation programs offered by institutions of higher education. The department shall work in cooperation with the state board of education in developing the requirements for teacher preparation programs. At a minimum, the requirements shall ensure that each teacher preparation program may be completed within four academic years, is designed on a performance-based model, and meets the requirements listed.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
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