Licensure Information

  • New CDE Licensure Requirements

    For professionally licensed educators (elementary, English, math, science and/or social studies): Beginning September 1, 2018, if you are a professionally licensed teacher with an elementary, English language arts, mathematics, science or social studies endorsement, you will be required to document 45 clock hours of applicable professional development in culturally and linguistically diverse education training in your next full renewal cycle (a designation will be added to your certificate to indicate whether you have met the requirement or still need to do so).

    For more details, please visit the Colorado Department of Education website.

  • CDE In-field Requirements (previously called "NCLB" and "HQ")

    The Cherry Creek School District requires all teachers to be "in-field".


    How is an in-field teacher defined in Colorado?
    Per the Colorado Department of Education, a teacher must hold at least one of the following in the subject area in which they have been assigned to teach in order to be considered in-field:

    • Endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • Degree (B.A. or higher)
    • 36 semester credit hours
    • Passing score on a State Board of Education approved content exam (currently the ETS Praxis Series)

  • 36 Credit Hour Requirement

    The Cherry Creek School District strictly adheres to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) 36 credit hour requirements.  This means we follow the 24 credit hour endorsement worksheets provided by CDE as well as the additional 12 credit hours as determined by the District.

    Please visit the CDE website for more information and to review the content worksheets. 

  • State Approved Exams

    The Cherry Creek School District adheres to the requirements provided by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  Please visit the CDE website for state requirements.

    If you have questions, please contact CDE directly.  See contact information below.

    Call Center Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
    Phone: 303-866-6628
    CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us

  • CDE Out-of-State Requirements

    Welcome to Colorado!  We are happy to help you through this transition.

    If possible, prior to your move, review the out-of-state applicant information on the Colorado Department of Education website.  This process can take at least 6 weeks to complete per CDE.

    Please upload your CDE receipt to your CCSD application as this will help expedite the hiring process.

    If you have questions, please contact CDE directly.  See contact information below.

    Call Center Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
    Phone: 303-866-6628
    CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us

  • Alternative Licensure

    The Cherry Creek School District is proud to support the alternative licensure pathway.

    Please see the Colorado Department of Education website for instructions and information.

    If you have questions, please contact CDE directly.  See contact information below.

    Call Center Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
    Phone: 303-866-6628
    CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us

  • New and Added Endorsement Requirements

    The Cherry Creek School District adheres to the requirements provided by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  Please visit the CDE website for state requirements.

    If you have questions, please contact CDE directly.  See contact information below.

    Call Center Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
    Phone: 303-866-6628
    CDELicensing@cde.state.co.us

  • Induction Program

    Participation in an Induction Program is required by the Colorado Department of Education for all Administrators, Teachers and Special Service Providers to move from a Provisional License to a Professional License. Induction Programs are coursework-based and are differentiated based on years of experience and position.

    For current employees needing additional information, please go to the Office of Professional Learning's backyard website at here.

  • Classified Positions That Require Licensure

    • Licensed Tutor
    • READ Act Tutor
    • Options Program Instructor
    • Options Program Substitute Instructor
    • Homebound Instructors
    • Sign Language Interpreter

Last Modified on February 1, 2019