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Holds a State of Colorado Endorsement as a Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist
13.01(C)(2)(d): Holds a state of Colorado endorsement as a Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist
The Educator Talent Unit at CDE will review all existing Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist endorsement for Colorado teachers and add a “READ Act Designation” to those teachers’ licenses.
Important Dates for Teachers
August 1, 2022: evidence-based training in teaching reading must be completed
August 15, 2022: documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system
All teachers who teach in kindergarten through grade three, must complete the training by August 1, 2022 to meet the deadline. In subsequent years, teachers hired after June 1, 2022 must enroll in the READ Act teacher training as soon as they receive their district email address. Teachers are expected to complete the training without delays so as to not impact the distribution of READ Act per-pupil dollars to the local education agency.
District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement.
District reports this information to the CDE upon request.
Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.
Teacher receives a “READ Act Designation” attached to his/her teacher license.
Teacher notifies the district that he/she has met this requirement and provides the district with documentation.