Colorado - PE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach PE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in PE.

C.R.S. 22-25-102

(b) High-quality physical education programs taught by persons who are licensed and endorsed in physical education may be a factor in battling the rising incidence of obesity by ensuring not only that children receive a healthy level of physical activity but that they also learn skills and develop knowledge that will enable them to maintain a healthy level of activity throughout their lifetimes.


C.R.S. 22-32-136

(5.5) On or before October 1, 2008, each school district board of education is encouraged to expand its local wellness policy adopted pursuant to subsection (5) of this section to include goals for:

  • (a) Increasing the availability of courses in physical education, including but not limited to, for a school district that enrolls more than one thousand five hundred students, establishing the goal of ensuring that all physical education classes offered by the school district are taught by persons who are licensed and endorsed pursuant to article 60.5 of this title to teach physical education.
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