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Educator Induction and Professional Development

Educator Induction and Professional Development

The Colorado Department of Education recognizes that induction and professional development are essential elements in recruiting and retaining quality educators, as well as in meeting statewide goals established for educational achievement. CDE seeks to empower and support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to plan and implement comprehensive induction and mentoring programs that meet the needs of new educators (teacher, principals, administrators and specialized service professionals) and are aligned with state statue (C.R.S. 22-60.5-204) and rule (2260.5-R-13.00 & 14.00). All induction and professional development for educators should be connected to Teacher, Specialized Service Professional and Principal Quality Standards.  

Planning Tools and Resources

CDE is working to update tools and resources to support districts and BOCES in development of their educators. Watch for upcoming additions to support your local efforts.

For current listings of statewide job opportunities, please visit

If you have any questions or need support around induction programs, please reach out to Mary Bivens at or 303-866-5194.

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