Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Colorado

Become a Teacher in Colorado

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If you are passionate about helping others learn, earning an online teaching certification is an excellent way to apply your skills. Our online university environment allows you to complete your teaching degree and can help you prepare for teaching certification in Colorado.

Before becoming a licensed teacher, you must meet all of Colorado’s initial teacher certification requirements, including:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Completion of a regionally accredited teacher preparation program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Passing the required content exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in the state of Colorado, please check the Colorado Department of Education website:
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(303) 866-6628
Educator.Licensing@cde.state.co.us

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