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.
If you are a district/BOCES and have any questions or need support around induction programs, please reach out to us at Educator_Development@cde.state.co.us.
If you are an educator and have questions or need support around licensure connected to induction, please reach out to us at CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us.