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Educator Talent Division

As a response to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of educator applicants and CDE staff members through social distancing, the Educator Licensing office will no longer have in-person operating hours.

If you can't find the information you're looking for on this website, please send your questions via email to or call and leave a voicemail at 303-866-6628.  Please note that our staff is working remotely during this time and responses may be delayed.  We will return phone messages within 24 business hours.

For additional information, be sure to visit the Educator Talent COVID-19 FAQ webpage.


Welcome to the new Educator Talent website! Our mission is to develop, deploy and support talent management and human capital development strategies for districts and schools so that the most effective educators are in every school and classroom and all students are prepared for college, career, and life. Visit our About Us page to learn more about the Educator Talent Division.


Information For:

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Current Educators include:

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Future Educators include:

  • Prospective students of university/college approved educator preparation programs
  • Learn about becoming a teacher through TEACH Colorado
  • Educator preparation program students
  • Career changers/individuals in the workforce interested in entering the teaching profession

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Educator Preparation Programs include:

  • Universities/Colleges
  • Districts/ BOCES

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Districts & BOCES include:

  • Superintendents, assistant superintendents
  • Human resources directors, licensure coordinators
  • District/BOCES leaders and administrators
  • Charter leaders and administrators

Educator Talent Policy Updates 

Visit the Educator Talent Policy Updates webpage to learn more about policy, rules, and educator shortage grants being implemented by the Educator Talent Division.