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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2015-00559


CCR details

Tracking Number 2015-00559
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 300 Department of Education
Agency 301 Colorado State Board of Education
CCR Number 1 CCR 301-37
CCR Title RULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE EDUCATOR LICENSING ACT OF 1991

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 09/14/2015
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2015-00559.doc
Additional Information AddInfoAttach2015-00559.doc
Statutory Authority 22-2-107(1)(c), 22-60.5-101, and 22-2-109(1) C.R.S.
Description of Subjects/Issues Pursuant to section 22-2-109 (3)(h), C.R.S., the Colorado State Board of Education is responsible for establishing the methods by which each candidate for an initial license may demonstrate his or her level of content area knowledge.
Purpose/Objective of Rule These rules establish the standards and criteria for the issuance of licenses and authorizations to teachers, special services providers, principals and administrators. The Act calls for the State Board of Education to adopt rules for a three-tiered system of licensure for education personnel which includes an initial license for entry-level educators, a professional license for experienced educators, and a voluntary master certificate for outstanding educators. These rules also provide for the issuance of special authorizations to educators as necessary to meet the needs of Colorado schools and students. Standards and processes for the approval of educator preparation programs through institutions of higher education and at alternative sites are provided. Criteria for the renewal of licenses and authorizations are established, which provide for significant involvement of practicing educators. Standards for endorsement in subject areas or other areas of educational specialization are prescribed. These rules provide a process for the recognition of educator preparation programs in other states to facilitate the movement of educators among states. As required by the Act, the rules establish the requirements of induction programs provided by local school districts to assist new educators through support, supervision, ongoing professional development and evaluation. The rules establish the standards and processes by which licenses may be denied, suspended, annulled or revoked for conviction of certain criminal offenses, unethical behavior or professional incompetence. Other miscellaneous provisions are included to meet the requirements of the Act.
Comments There was an error found in the set of rules submitted on 2/17/16. Attached is the corrected and approved version.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Hearing Date 11/12/2015
Hearing Time 11:00 AM
Hearing Location Colorado Department of Education, State Board Room 101
Contact Name Elizabeth Burdsall
Contact Title Director
Contact Telephone 303-866-6809
Contact email burdsall_e@cde.state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02015-00559.DOC
Redline Redline2015-00559.doc
Adopted Date 02/10/2016
AGO requested date 02/19/2016
Attorney General Opinion 02/25/2016
Colorado Register publication date 03/10/2016
Effective Date 03/30/2016
Inserted into CCR 04/06/2016