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Educator Preparation Standards Matrices
News and Updates
- The State Board of Education adopted new rules for the Principal Quality Standards, Specialized Service Professionals Quality Standards and Administrator Endorsement Standards at their April meeting. These updated rules are part of the Rules for Administration of the Colorado Educator Licensing Act of 1991 (1 CCR 301-37), which are currently pending the final step of approval by the Colorado Secretary of State. Educator preparation programs (higher education and designated agencies) must begin to align current programming to these new standards for any of their related endorsement programs during the next academic school year, 2019-20. All upcoming educator preparation program reauthorizations will be aligned to these new standards. Below you will find a comprehensive list of all of the educator preparation standards matrices. These matrices** are to guide the alignment of educator preparation programs to Colorado Rules and Regulations and are used in both the authorization and reauthorization process of all programs in Colorado.
- **You will note that the matrices are excel files with columns that are stagnant and cannot be expanded, However, the rows have been created to be manipulated so you can expand as needed. All standards matrices in excel have multiple sheets, often including the Teacher Quality Standards and any additional standards required to fulfill that endorsement for licensure.
- Other updates to 1 CCR 301-37, that preparation programs may be interested in knowing more about, include rules for the newly created Teacher of Record License and the option to renew the Special Services Intern Authorization for an additional year if the intern is employed by a school district or BOCES, and has not completed the approved program of preparation due to unforeseen circumstances or hardship.
- At the May State Board of Education meeting, there was the adoption of two updated PRAXIS exams. The first updated exam is the Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (5412), with a passing score of 146, which will replace the current exam (5411). The second adoption was the PRAXIS exam, School Superintendent Assessment (6991) test with a passing score of 162. The transition to these two PRAXIS exams will take place September 1, 2019.
2018 Updated Standards Matrices