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ALP General Education (ALP 1 and ALP 2)

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The Alternative Licensure Program General Education (ALP 1 and ALP 2) includes professional coursework, classroom observation, and coaching designed for candidates teaching Early Childhood Education through 12th grade. Please note: Only candidates teaching general education qualify for ALP 1, ALP 2 or ALP 2 MAT. Special Education teachers must enroll in ALP SED or ALP SED MAT.

PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT

ALP 1 Candidates must:

  • Document a minimum of 2 years of previous, full-time, contracted teaching experience in an accredited public, private or charter PK-12 school in the United States
  • Have teaching experience as the “teacher of record” for the classroom. Paraprofessional and substitute experience would not be counted towards the 2-year minimum requirement
  • Know that the 2-year minimum requirement also needs to be in the same content area and/or level as the content area and/or level in which you will be receiving your teaching license
  • Have been hired as a full-time teacher in any Colorado Front Range public school district, public or private charter school, or accredited private school
  • Meet the Colorado Department of Education ALP Requirements

ALP 2 Candidates must:

 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

ALP 1

  • Attend a Summer Portfolio training in late July or early August
  • Attend MSU Denver ALP 1 classes and complete ALP 1 coursework
  • Complete a Teacher Work Sample and Portfolio
  • Demonstrate proficiency on all Colorado Teacher Quality Standards
  • Complete 225 hours of contact time with support team
  • Face-to-face coaching
  • Face-to-face and online classes

ALP 2

Year 1

  • Attend five days of Summer Seminar training in July or August
  • Attend MSU Denver ALP 2 classes and complete ALP 2 coursework
  • Demonstrate proficiency on approximately half of the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards
  • Complete a Teacher Work Sample
  • Begin building a Teaching Portfolio documenting progress toward meeting the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards
  • Complete 140 hours of contact time with support team
  • Face-to-face coaching
  • Face-to-face and online classes

      Year 2

  • Complete remaining requirements for Teaching Portfolio
  • Demonstrate proficiency on remaining Colorado Teacher Quality Standards
  • Complete 85 hours of contact time with support team
  • Face-to-face coaching
  • Face-to-face and online classes

 CURRICULUM

MSU Denver course curriculum content covers strands important to the development of an effective teacher. They include:

  • Classroom discipline
  • Classroom management
  • Short and long range planning
  • Implementation of unit and lesson plans
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Educational theory
  • Current trends and issues in education

CLASS SCHEDULE

ALP 1

  • ALP 1 Teacher Candidates are required to attend a Summer Portfolio training class during late July or early August.
  • During the school year classes are held every Tuesday.
  • Classes are face-to-face or online.

ALP 2

  • ALP 2 candidates are required to attend five days of “SUMMER SEMINAR” training during July or August.
  • During the school year, classes are held every Tuesday.
  • Classes are face-to-face or online.

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