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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 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 an Alternative License pending employment/program status from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).


  • Have a full-time special education teaching job in a Front Range school district or charter school.

To get an Alternative License, the candidate must:

  • Submit the alternative pathway application 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 Praxis II (5001) Elementary Education Content Exam.

The program requires an intensive 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 ALP SED staff will consult to determine if the candidate has successfully completed all program requirements and should be recommended for a Colorado teacher’s license.

Please call 303-615-0013 for further information about the program, or visit the Alternative Licensure Program website: msudenver.edu/alp.

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