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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Two Year General Education - ALP


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One alternative pathway to regular education elementary and secondary licensure at MSU Denver is the Colorado Department of Education-approved, Two-year Alternative Licensure Program. After being hired by a participating metro Denver school district, charter school, or private school, ALP candidates must enroll in the AL program. The program requires an intensive orientation before school starts, weekly classes for two semesters, submission of a portfolio/teacher work sample and extensive ongoing coaching and mentoring throughout the first two years of teaching.

ALP candidates earn 30 semester credit hours by participating in intensive coursework through weekly instruction designed to build the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively teach and successfully manage a classroom along with classroom mentoring and coaching by master teachers and ALP faculty. At the end of the second year, the employing school/district and the ALP staff will consult to determine if the candidate has successfully completed all program requirements and should be recommended for a Colorado teacher’s license. College credit received for participation in ALP is not interchangeable with the existing traditional licensure program curriculum and credit.

To participate in ALP 2, all candidates must:

  • Have a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

AND

  • Have a full time teaching job in the same content as the SOE in a Denver metro school district, charter school or accredited private school.

To get an SOE, the candidate must:

  • Submit the Application for an ALT: Statement of Eligibility to the CDE, and include transcripts from a regionally-accredited college or university showing a baccalaureate degree.
  • Pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check.

AND

  • Elementary teachers must pass the PLACE (01) or the Praxis II (10014) Elementary Education content exam.
  • ECE teachers must pass the Early Childhood Place test #2 (ages birth through 8 years old) OR have the 24 semester hours of required content specific coursework shown on the transcript(s).
  • Secondary teachers must either pass the PLACE or the Praxis II content test OR have the 24 semester hours of required content specific coursework shown on the transcript(s).

Year 1


Required Courses: 30 credits

Year 2


During the second year of the ALP 2 program, candidates will work with their MSU Denver coach to complete and document all the standards and elements found in the Colorado Performance-Based Standards for Teachers via artifacts, observations, and a portfolio which includes a teacher work sample. After successfully demonstrating proficiency on all Colorado Performance Based Standards during year two of the program, the employing school/district and the ALP staff will consult to determine if the candidate has successfully completed all program requirements and should be recommended for a Colorado teacher’s license.

The ALP program is offered through the Metro South Campus Innivative and Lifelong Learning offices at 5660 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 100. Call 303-721-1313 for more information about the program or visit the website, msudenver.edu/alp.

 

(Updated July 14, 2017)

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