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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education - ALP

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The Alternative Licensure Program Special Education is an Alternative Licensure Program that provides an alternative pathway to K-12 licensure as a Special Education Generalist. Courses required for this program are the same as those required for the post-baccalaureate licensure program for Special Education Generalist.

To enroll in ALP SED, candidates must:

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


  • Have a full-time special education teaching job 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.


  • Pass the PLACE (01) or the Praxis II (10014) Elementary Education Content Exam.

The program requires a two-week orientation before school begins, weekly classes for four semesters, and a four-week practicum during the summer between years one and two.

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.

Required Courses: 48 credits

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