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Alternative Licensure Program Special Education (Licensure Only)

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The Alternative Licensure Program Special Education (ALP SED) is a two-year program designed for candidates teaching special education.

PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT

ALP SED candidates must:

ALP SED REQUIREMENTS

      Year 1

  • Attend MSU Denver ALP SED classes and complete Special Education coursework
  • Demonstrate proficiency on all Colorado Teacher Quality Standards for Colorado Special Education Generalist
  • Complete a four-week summer practicum at the end of Year 1
  • Face-to-face coaching
  • Face-to-face and online classes

      Year 2

  • Attend MSU Denver ALP SED classes and complete Special Education coursework
  • Complete a Teacher Work Sample and Portfolio
  • Pass Special Education PRAXIS II assessment
  • Face-to-face coaching
  • Face-to-face and online classes

CURRICULUM

  • Teacher Candidates are enrolled in ALP SED complete 48 hours of special education coursework during the one-week orientation in July of the first year, at weekly classes for two years and during a four-week summer practicum between years one and two.
  • Teacher Candidates will be eligible for the Initial Special Education Generalist License from the Colorado Department of Education when they have successfully completed the ALP SED program and achieved a passing score the Special Education PRAXIS II assessment.

CLASS SCHEDULE

  • All ALP SED candidates are required to attend a one-week orientation in July.
  • During the school year, candidates must attend classes held every Tuesday.  

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